Birriwa Tree Leaves
Sidney Moody (b.1947)
This beautiful print tells of the Birriwa Tree and its essential leaves. This tree is found throughout the desert. Breaking the leaves, they are put into a billy can with a little water. Slow to boil, the leaves release a honey type substance. Once boiled, the leaves are removed and people drink the remaining medicine, which is known to cure numerous ailments including the flu, colds etc. This particular remedy is drank primarily during the winter to ward off sickness and keep general good health of the people.
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