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Digging for Witchetty Grubs with Kumantjayi Napangardi

Kumantjayi's photo has been respectfully removed until further notice
Kumantjayi's photo has been respectfully removed until further notice

We were lucky to be able to go out to a traditional hunting spot for the Warlpiri people and dig for Witchetty (Witjuti) grubs with the famous Aboriginal artist Kumantjayi Napangardi.

Digging for Witchetty Grubs is always done by women (Kungka). It is considered to be a delicacy and is real treat. 


The Witchetty Bush is found in Central Australia and traditionally a digging stick (Witchetty Stick) is made from the Mulga tree which is a hard wood. They dig to expose and break open the root. This is where the grubs are found.

Witchetty Grubs can be eaten raw or cooked on the coals of a small fire. The texture of a cooked grub is like pop-corn and the taste is like creamed corn.



The music is by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Ya Yawirriny. Don't forget to check him out at http://www.gurrumul.com/ - He is amazing...



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