Awenth is an Aboriginal word also known as Acacia coriacea, commonly known as river jam, wire-wood, wiry wattle, desert oak, or dogwood, is a tree in the Mimosoideae of family Fabaceae.
A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers; A green dye is obtained from the seed pods; The extensive root system of this plant helps to prevent soil erosion; The wood has been used for making small tools and implements by Aboriginal people in central Australia. Certain Aboriginal artists from Utopia depict the seed pods of the Awenth in her artworks.
Important copyright notice
The Copyright of all images and documentation remains with Sabine Haider. The Australian Copyright Act protects all artists from unauthorised copying by giving control over original works of art to the artist by law. However depending on the use proposed, Sabine Haider from Central Art – Aboriginal Art Store can facilitate reproduction of works with the permission of the artist as we have developed close relationships over the years with many individual painters and craftspeople.
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