Bush Onion Dreaming Sunsuit
Artist: Jane Nampajinpa Hudson
"Jane Hudson was taught how to paint by her mother. Her dreaming is fire dreaming, bush onion dreaming. Her works are neat, bold and colourful.
In Aboriginal language an equivalent of bush onion is Merne Yalke. It grows on the creek bed. When the grass of the plant dries out, Aboriginal people then dig up the bush onions from the soil. They clean off the soil and husk and eat it. If the bulb is white inside; it can be eaten raw or cooked. It is hard when it is raw but soft when it is cooked."
- from Aboriginal Fabric Gallery