This huge tree ranges from 5 to 15m in height, while usually being between 9 and 12m. The easily recognised broad bottle-shaped trunk can have a diameter that exceeds 5m. It is found between Broome in Western Australia and Catherine in the Northern Territory. Indigenous Australians obtained water from hollows in the tree, used the white powder that fills the seed pods as a food that is said to have an agreeable taste like cream of tartar, and employed the leaves as medicine. Today its nuts are the basis for artwork, while the leaves may have a future as food because of their high iron content. It is deciduous, losing its leavings during the dry winter period and producing new foliage and large white flowers between December and May. The Boab is related to the Madagascan and African Adansonia species known as baobabs.
Helen Ansell Fine Art Paper Prints are now available as giclée quality prints using Fine Art smooth paper 220gsm. Using archival ink, all have a lightfastness under glass and away from direct sunlight of greater than 200 years. Fine Art Paper Prints available in three sizes:
- Small – 30 x 30cm including white border of 5cm (made to fit a 30 x 30cm frame) – Actual image size is 20x20cm.
- Medium – 40 x 40cm including white border of 5cm – Actual image size is 30x30cm.
- Large – 50 x 50cm including white border of 5cm – Actual image size is 40x40cm.
Helen Ansell fine art prints are proudly printed in Australia.
*Please allow up to 6 business days for your purchase to be posted. Because each print is made to order just for you, we require time to print and post your beautiful Australian fine art print.
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