Title: Emily Kngwarreye Pendant Necklace
Size: 43 ∅ cm
Artist: Emily Kame Kngwarreye
This gorgeous Pendant necklace features the yam by the famous Emily Kame Kngwarreye.
The yam plant was an important source of food for the Aboriginal people of the desert. Emily painted many works on this theme; often her first actions at the start of a painting were to put down the yam tracking lines. This plant was especially significant for her: her middle name Kame means the yellow flower of the yam that grows above the ground. She described her paintings as having meaning based on all the aspects of the community's life, including the yam plants.
If you would like to know more about Emily Kame Kngwarreye and the relationship with Aboriginal Art and culture,or to view artworks by Barbara Weir, please read the following articles: