Manemdondolom

Kunwinjku people sometimes call the bush their “supermarket”. It contains everything from staple foods to snacks, medicines to raw materials. This bold, cheerful design celebrates manme, plant foods. Arnhem Land abounds in fruits, especially in the “build-up” and early wet seasons. The heart shaped fruits shown here are Manemdondolom (Cyclophyllum schultzii). During Kunumeleng and Kudjewk (December to March) the soft red fruit are eaten raw.