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Alison Nampitjinpa Anderson Akajiri (Bush Tomato) 2003
Acrylic on linen 660 x 1016mm SOLD
Akajiri is a popular bush food of the Solanum family sometimes called desert raisin or Bush Tomato.
This painting depicts the plant and honours the women's ceremony performed for Akajiri. They collect bush
tomatoes in Alison's country, near Papunya, Central Desert Australia. It is also where the women perform their
ceremony in which they paint their breast, chest and forearms and decorate their bodies with feathers.