Boab nut | Shalawera 5 | carved by Helen Ngunair

In the Kimberley region, the boab tree produces boab nuts from May to September - the dry season. This amazing resource is utilised in a myriad of ways by the Miriwoong people whose country spans a vast area encompassing the East Kimberly, Kunnunurra, Lake Argyle, the Keep River and the Ord River. Boab nuts are used as a food source, medicinal aid, a musical instrument, and as seen here, a fine art object bearing intricate and beautiful carved designs.

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts is a living, growing art centre celebrating the uniqueness of Miriwoong cultural identity. It is the first wholly First Nations owned art centre established in Western Australia and one of the oldest continuously operating art centres in Australia supporting economic independence for artists and their community.

Artist: Helen Ngunair
Size: 12 x 6 cm

Note: These Boabs are a seed of an organic nature. Due to importation restrictions we are unable to send them to overseas destinations and as such they are available to Australian domestic customers only.

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