Printed in Melbourne, our 100% Cotton canvas tote bag features the work Yukuwa by indigenous artist Mulkuṉ Wirrpanda.
Yukuwa (Vigna vexillata or Native Cowpea) is a trailing pea with yellowish flowers tinged with purple, and a long, edible root. The Yolngo eat the roots to treat constipation.
This work is the outcome of a phase where the artist of her own motion explored lesser-known plant species, which she feared were being forgotten by younger generations. She wanted to renew the knowledge of these plants, because when she was young this was the food that she grew up on. In those days old people lived for a long time, without illness.
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100% Cotton canvas tote bag
Printed in Melbourne
420mm x 420mm
Mulkuṉ Wirrpanda (b. 1946–2021)
clan: Dhudi-Djapu / Dha-malamirr
artist location: Yirrkala, Northern Territory
linocut, edition 22/30
40.0 x 46.0 cm (image)
58.0 x 76.0 cm (sheet)
MHM2017.40, Medical History Museum