Eucalyptus walara (nut) and blossoms on silk



Eucalyptus walara (nuts) and blossoms on silk by Marie Manado 2022

Lengths of handprinted screen printed fabric on 100% silk dupion 137cm wide

The base fabric is black and is a three-colour print with cream, and light and dark browny-orange coloured details.

Marie is a Yawuru-Ninamburr artist based in Broome. Her artwork draws on the cultural knowledge that has been passed down to her from her elders, particularly knowledge around bush foods and their applications.

Eucalyptus trees are commonly found in the Kimberley. The walara (nuts) are often used to create jewellery and the plant itself has many medicinal properties, particularly for treating ‘cold-sick’ and inflammation.

Price is per metre.