Dilly bag and Bush Tucker

Don has painted two dilly bags with manme (bush foods). Kuniwinjku people from Western Arhem Land believe ancestral beings travelled through the country creating landmarks and places in which they continue to dwell, known as Djang (Dreaming). Accordingly the Kuniwinjku people maintain a profound and ancient visual tradition. Paintings on rock, bark and (more recently) paper connect with ancient rituals, stories and spiritual associations. Rendered simply and directly with white on red ochre, these paintings narrate the soul and spirit of the Stone Country and its inhabitants.