Trephina Sultan Thanguwa
This work by Trephina is about how her people prepare bush tobacco for consumption.
Ladies’ collect certain leaves and burn them to collect the ash for bush tobacco to be dipped in for a better taste.
Used by Aboriginal people and also known as bush tobacco, Pituri, describes a mixture of leaves and wood ash that is chewed as a stimulant (although after extended use, as a depressant). The leaves are collected from the species Duboisia hopwoodii or from any of the species of native tobacco (Nicotiana). The ash burnt to mix with pituri can come from a number of species including various species of the genus Acacia, Grevillea and Eucalyptus.