Yam Seed Dreaming

Jedda Purvis Ngwarai

Artwork Year



66 x 101 cm


acrylic on canvas


Jedda, depicts the Dreaming “Kame”, which was handed down to her from her father’s side. It is one of Utopia’s most famous Dreamtime stories. “Kame” or Yam is an important plant which grows in the Utopia region. It not only is an important food source but traditional healing plant for Aboriginal people.

Jedda was born in 1969 near Boundary Bore Outstation in the Utopia region of Central Australia, her artistic career began in the late 1980’s.

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