Baltji (Yams)

Philip Gudthaykudthay, Baltji (Yams), 2018, acrylic on canvas, 197.50 x 59.50 x 2.00 cm, TCG22327
(photo: The Commercial) private collection, Sydney

This painting depicts Baltji (Yam) which has been a reliable food source for Yolngu people for many centuries. Baltji can be found across the different landscapes of East Arnhem Land and are only harvested seasonally.

As the Wagilag sistrers travelled across, they used their digging stick to dig for yams.

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