Dolly Petyarre Mills two Dreamings are Yam Seed (Anaty) and Emu (Ankerr) Tucker.
Dolly’s Yam Seed Dreaming represents the yam roots spreading in a colourful complex of muted pastel squares. A few months after rainfall, the plant surface will die off, and it takes certain skills by the senior women to find the yam roots. Vast areas are foraged in their search to find the roots, which are the edible part of the plant. In the Yam Seed Dreaming Dolly pays homage to the spirit of the yam plant so that it regenerates year after year.