Yuendumu Bush Tomato Black
The bush tomato, or wild tomato plant, is usually waxy looking. It grows in creek areas in the Northern Territory. The ripe fruits have a strong fragrance which my be smelled from long distances. A single plant produces many fruits, rich in potassium and vitamin C. There are more than 100 varieties of bush tomato, but only a handful of them are edible. Some may even be poisonous or may cause sickness. Harvesters normally collect sun-dried fruits of the small bushes late summer and early winter.
The design shows women sitting around a waterhole with already picked fruits in the coolamon (basket) and digging sticks.