Minimindi - Waterlilies

Louise Pandella (b.1957)
This print shows the minimindi (waterlily). The round fruit contains many small seeds. The skin is peeled off to expose the orange brown seeds, which are eaten. The stems of flowers can also be eaten, the stem is softened by leaving it in the sun for a short period, the thin outer skin is then peeled off. The tubers are dug up out of the mud, they are washed and roasted on coals. They have a pleasant starchy taste and are also used medically to treat constipation.

Copyright for both painting and text remains with Merrepen Arts, Culture and Language Aboriginal Corporation and may not be reproduced.
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single plate etching
24.5 x 32.0 cm
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Purchased 2016
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Medical History Museum Category


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