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Gweeni

Gweeni is the seed bud of the fresh water lily that is found in swamps throughout northern Australia. The first time I tasted gweeni was with my Grandmother Jessie Savo, she had asked my uncle to get her some from a lagoon we were near. I remember he…

Artist/s Daphne de Jersey

Category Etching

Size 54cm x 78cm

Medium Etching on paper

Gweeni is the seed bud of the fresh water lily that is found in swamps throughout northern Australia. The first time I tasted gweeni was with my Grandmother Jessie Savo, she had asked my uncle to get her some from a lagoon we were near. I remember her saying to me “taste this it’s good for you” I remember it being crunchy very seedy and oily. I thought well if my Grandmother said its good for me it must be, never mind it didn’t taste that good. This food now is only collected by people who still know the old ways. The knowledge that was passed onto me by my grandmother mother and our senior elders I try to put into my prints and artwork.

$450 AUD