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Dreamtime: Nambooka is a well-known designer in the quilting world. Her designs are clear, colourful and very attractive. In this design, Nambooka depicted the happenings around a waterhole on a summer day.

On a summer day, people wander around the bush to collect bush food and drink water from the waterholes. The semi-circles or ‘U’s are the people and their footsteps can be seen on the tracks. They use digging sticks to dig and gather food from the ground. Because of the hot day, animals like goannas, rainbow snakes, tortoises and frogs can also be seen going to the waterhole for water. Some long gum leaves (eucalyptus leaves) and fruit had fallen to the ground.

Dreamtime: Nambooka is a well-known designer in the quilting world. Her designs are clear, colourful and very attractive. In this design, Nambooka depicted the happenings around a waterhole on a summer day.

On a summer day, people wander around the bush to collect bush food and drink water from the waterholes. The semi-circles or ‘U’s are the people and their footsteps can be seen on the tracks. They use digging sticks to dig and gather food from the ground. Because of the hot day, animals like goannas, rainbow snakes, tortoises and frogs can also be seen going to the waterhole for water. Some long gum leaves (eucalyptus leaves) and fruit had fallen to the ground.

Composition: 86.2% Polyester and 13.8% Spandex

Fabric Width: 150 cm

Weight: 165g/m²

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Bambillah has been designed by Nambooka for M&S Textiles Australia. It is a very popular design. Nambooka has depicted the flying glider at night which is a symbol of strength. The pattern successfully portrays the spiritual world in the eyes of native Australians. Nambooka is a well-known designer in Victoria, Australia. Her artwork is colorful, vibrant and decorative.

M&S Textiles Australia is the largest manufacturer of Australian Aboriginal designs printed on good quality 100% cotton fabric. Aboriginal artworks are popular throughout the world and the only living ancient artworks. Its tradition goes back 50,000 years ago revealed by carbon dating of rock painting, cave painting etc. It is amazing that many of the artists do not have any formal education or training.

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Bush Banana (Alangkwe) is one of the most popular fruits among the Aboriginal people in Northern Territory. Bananas are eaten when they are small or fully grown. Bush banana leaves are very decorative and have certain medicinal value to cure wounds, pains etc. Young leaves are eaten without any treatments, whilst the other leaves are eaten after being steamed.

Donna Abbot is an experienced and skillful artist. Her Bush banana leaves artwork incorporates suttle colours and lot of movement. This design in various colourways will be equally popular as Bush Banana. Quilters around the world will be delighted with Donna’s new venture i.e. Banana Leaves

M&S Textiles Australia is the largest manufacturer of Australian Aboriginal designs printed on good quality 100% cotton fabric. Aboriginal artworks are popular throughout the world and the only living ancient artworks. Its tradition goes back 50,000 years ago revealed by carbon dating of rock painting, cave painting etc. It is amazing that many of the artists do not have any formal education or training.

Dreamtime: Brolga is the name of an amazing dancing bird, which belongs to the crane family. The Brolga’s elaborate dancing performances are partly for their own pleasure and partly a mating ritual. Female brolgas are easily distinguished from their male counterparts by their trumpeting sound while dancing. Aboriginal people have immortalised their graceful steps through dancing. There are numerous Aboriginal legends around this amazing bird.

Brolga was a beautiful girl and was obsessed with dancing. Once a romantic named Shaman, wanted her to be his wife. But brolga refused his proposal straight away. She loved dancing alone -nothing else! Sharman tried to marry Brolga in various ways, but never succeeded. Eventually Sharman convinced the supreme spirit to turn Brolga into smaller shape. Due to this intervention, Brolga became a bird. But, she became an excellent, tireless and elegant dancer, dancing with full devotion, spreading her dance; radiating joy and spontaneity. Her faultless creative expressions have inspired others to learn unique dance ever since.

Nambooka is a well-known designer in the quilting world. Her designs are clear, colourful and very attractive.

Dreamtime: Brolga is the name of an amazing dancing bird, which belongs to the crane family. The Brolga’s elaborate dancing performances are partly for their own pleasure and partly a mating ritual. Female brolgas are easily distinguished from their male counterparts by their trumpeting sound while dancing. Aboriginal people have immortalised their graceful steps through dancing. There are numerous Aboriginal legends around this amazing bird.

Brolga was a beautiful girl and was obsessed with dancing. Once a romantic named Shaman, wanted her to be his wife. But brolga refused his proposal straight away. She loved dancing alone -nothing else! Sharman tried to marry Brolga in various ways, but never succeeded. Eventually Sharman convinced the supreme spirit to turn Brolga into smaller shape. Due to this intervention, Brolga became a bird. But, she became an excellent, tireless and elegant dancer, dancing with full devotion, spreading her dance; radiating joy and spontaneity. Her faultless creative expressions have inspired others to learn unique dance ever since.

Nambooka is a well-known designer in the quilting world. Her designs are clear, colourful and very attractive.

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Brolga is a common wetland bird found in Australia which belongs to Crane family. It is also known as Australian Crane. In the Aboriginal Dreamtime, many people refer Brolga to a beautiful young lady who had an extraordinary dancing skill. People from various lands came just to see her dancing like the wind. Elders from various tribes and communities gathered on this stage and also discuss other communal matters.

Months later, an evil spirit spied Brolga and spun her away while she was practicing her dance. Family and friends of Brolga looked everywhere to find her until she was found on a distant plain while the evil spirit vanished into the sky taking Brolga away. Soon after this, a beautiful bird appeared, stretching its wings and making moves that resembled of Brolga.

This made the people realise that Brolga’s spirit escaped form the evil spirit and turned into a bird (Brolga).

Nambooka is a very skilful and talented artist. She depicted the moves and skill of Brolga in her artwork with her dreaming. Nambooka’s work form M&S Textiles Australia is incredible and value adding to the Aboriginal community.

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Audrey is a household name among many patchwork and quilting enthusiasts.Her dreaming is Bush Onions, Bush Tucker, Wild Coconut etc. Audrey learnt painting from sisters and her mother.

Audrey’s works are vivid and strong. In her new design, Bush Camp, she depicted different types of medicinal leaves in the Bush Camp. The semi-circles represent people and concentric circles represent waterholes. Aboriginal people like camping in the bush and they perform various activities during the camping. The activities include playing football, running, throwing boomerangs, hunting Kangaroos etc. Sometimes, they sit around the waterholes to discuss various issues.

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Australian Aboriginal people are hunters and gatherers. They collect a Major part of their food from the bush. They get fruits and other vegetables from the bush like bush banana, potatoes, sweet potatoes, bush tomato, plums, cherries, etc. They also collect mulga seeds to make tasty bread. Aboriginal people get their protein from Kangaroo, Wallaby, Lizard, Snakes, etc. However, Aboriginal people will always collect the right amount of food just for their needs. They do not spoil nature to hoard staple food. Likewise, they also do not kill animals’ insects etc. more than they requirement.

Cindy Wallace comes from a well-known artistic background. Cindy herself is a very good artist. We have printed a number of her excellent works in the past. Many of our customers will remember her name well. In her present artwork, Cindy depicted bush foods vividly such as Bush Sultana, Bush Tomato, and Cherries etc. Her skilled depiction of Waterholes, Running Water, Walking Path and Women with Digging Sticks looks colourful, vibrant and close to the collector’s heart.

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June Bird was born circa 1955 at Mulga Bore in Utopia. She is a talented Aboriginal artist. M&S Textiles Australia printed one of her earlier design called “Body Painting”. This design has been very popular to our customers.
An important part women’s role in traditional Aboriginal culture into collect (gather) bush foods like beans, apples, tomatoes, cherries etc. in wooden bowl called coolamon. Yams are also collected by digging into the soil with digging sticks.
June being an experienced designer drew skillfully the fallen bush plums on the ground walking paths all around for the collectors of Bush plums and other fruits. They eat the plums and make beautiful dough for tasty breads.

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In Dreamtime, Aboriginal people were mostly hunters and gatherers. Men used to hunt Kangaroos, Wallabies and Birds etc. while women gather food from the bush. In any case, they never disturbed the harmony of the nature by over killing animals or gathering food beyond the requirement. They maintain this old age tradition even now. When plums, tomatoes, oranges and other fruits are available in the bush, people would go to the bush in groups to gather these various fruits. They would sit together in the bush, eat their food and discuss various topics concerning women such as women?s business.

Juliette is an Aboriginal artist from Northern Territory, Australia. She learnt painting from her mother and other relatives. Her Dreaming is Bush Plum and Bush Tucker. The motifs in Juliette?s artworks are very clear, bold and beautiful. She depicted people walking in the bush with footprints, men or women with semi-circles, coolamon (tray to keep food), waterholes (the concentric circles) for drinking water, bush plums and other fruits.

Dreamtime: The Bush Plum is a vital food source for the Aboriginal people and is frequently featured in the Women’s dreaming stories. The fruits are harvested by shaking the trees until they fall to the ground but the fruits, although already quite sweet, need to be soaked in water to soften and plump them for eating.The Bush Plum tree flowers in Spring.

M&S Textiles Australia is the largest manufacturer of Australian Aboriginal
designs printed on good quality 100% cotton fabric. Aboriginal artworks are popular throughout the world and the only living ancient artworks.
Its tradition goes back 50,000 years ago revealed by carbon dating of rock painting, cave painting etc. It is amazing that many of the artists do not have any formal education or training.

Composition: 100% Polyester

Fabric Width: 150 cm

Weight: 100g/m²

Dreamtime:

Kutjea, or Australian desert raisin (Solanum centrale) is a native to the more arid parts of Australia. Like other “bush tomatoes”, it has been used as a food source by Central Australian Aboriginal groups for millennia.

Like many plants of the Solanum genus, desert raisin is a small bush and has a thorny aspect. It is a fast growing shrub that fruits prolifically the year after fire or good rains. It can also grow back after being dormant as root stock after any drought years. The vitamin C-rich fruit are 1-3 cm in diameter and yellow in colour when fully ripe. They dry on the bush and look like raisins. These fruits have a strong pungent smell of tamarillo and caramel that makes them popular for use in sauces and condiments. They can be obtained either whole or ground, with the ground product (sold as “kutjera powder”) easily added to bread mixes, salads, sauces, cheese dishes, chutneys, stews or mixed into butter.

Merne Akatyerre (Arrenrnte language) means Bush Sultana in the Northern Territory. It is a nutrient fruit. Sultana plants are low prickly shrub with soft green leaves and yellow and purple flower. Some Aboriginal people in Alice Spring together with guests often go out to bush with coolamon and digging sticks to collect bush sultana and other bush foods.

Audrey Martin Napanangka is a very experienced and well-known designer. Bush Sultana is a very popular fabric. Audrey, being a collector and gatherer, often goes to the bush with her friends and relatives and sometimes she accompanies tourists. She loves nature and bush foods.

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Australian Aboriginals are hunters and gatherers. Usually women collect bush food from the forest and men pursue wild animals for food from various places. However, none of them, men or women overdoes anything for hording. They have unwritten traditional law not to spoil the environment. They still maintain this age old social law diligently.

Audrey inherited sweet potato dreaming from her parents. In Aboriginal language Bush Potato is called ?Merne anatye?. Bush Potato is a large plant and there are some cracks around this large plant. They dig for Bush Potato in the cracks around the plant. Then they pull out the big root and cook it in hot earth and eat it. The large potatoes become sweet and soft after cooking and the small bush potatoes are soft.

Audrey M Napanangka being an experienced Aboriginal artist depicted the bush potatoes very vividly and skillfully. Colorful flowering bush potato plants have brightened the artwork. Between the plants women are sitting with coolamon and digging sticks. Bush Potato plants grew surrounding the waterhole represented by concentric circle.

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Bush food (referred to as bush tucker in Australia) traditionally refers to any food which is native to Australia and is used as sustenance by the original inhabitants, the Australian Aborigines. For thousands of years Aboriginal people survived living off the land, eating well when food was plentiful & conserving it in times of drought. This food is called bush tucker or bush food, and it’s Australia’s native food.
June Smith is a well-known artist in Santa Teresa, Alice Springs. She was born in 1960 in Alice Spring and she studied in Alice Springs. She is the first woman in Santa Teresa to paint on silk.

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In Central Australia, wild fig grows naturally over a large area. Fig is edible while raw and has a slight sweet taste. Dried figs are ground into paste to eat. Aboriginal people arrived in Australia continent at least 50,000 years ago. Over the period they found ways of surviving that reveal an extensive and detailed knowledge of the environment. Their understanding of native plants goes far beyond just knowing what is edible. For Survival and hunting they invented weapons and tools. Many of these things were unknown until recently. Even towards the end of last century it was hard to find a bush tucker restaurant in Australia. Now here are number of restaurants of bush tucker. You can get many books on bush tuckers. Skillfully, Natasha provided in her artwork what to use with wild fig for some good dishes.

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Kutjea, or Australian desert raisin (Solanum centrale) is a native to the more arid parts of Australia. Like other “bush tomatoes”, it has been used as a food source by Central Australian Aboriginal groups for millennia.
Like many plants of the Solanum genus, desert raisin is a small bush and has a thorny aspect. It is a fast growing shrub that fruits prolifically the year after fire or good rains. It can also grow back after being dormant as root stock after any drought years. The vitamin C-rich fruit are 1-3 cm in diameter and yellow in colour when fully ripe. They dry on the bush and look like raisins. These fruits have a strong pungent smell of tamarillo and caramel that makes them popular for use in sauces and condiments. They can be obtained either whole or ground, with the ground product (sold as “kutjera powder”) easily added to bread mixes, salads, sauces, cheese dishes, chutneys, stews or mixed into butter.
Merne Akatyerre (Arrenrnte language) means Bush Sultana in the Northern Territory. It is a nutrient fruit. Sultana plants are low prickly shrub with soft green leaves and yellow and purple flower. Some Aboriginal people in Alice Spring together with guests often go out to bush with coolamon and digging sticks to collect bush sultana and other bush foods.
Audrey Martin Napanangka is a very experienced and well-known designer. Bush Sultana is a very popular fabric. Audrey, being a collector and gatherer, often goes to the bush with her friends and relatives and sometimes she accompanies tourists. She loves nature and bush foods.

Composition: 100% Polyester

Fabric Width: 150 cm

Weight: 100g/m²

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The Corroboree is a ceremonial gathering of Aboriginal people. There are some strict unwritten regulations which attendees have to follow. At corroboree, Aboriginals interact with Dreamtime ancestors through dance, music, costumes and body decorations. Outside guests are not permitted to attend these ceremonies without the elder’s permission.

One type of corroboree does cover all social needs. There are corroborees for various purposes such as education for children’s learning, death of a person, initiation, and others. Dance is an integral part of Aboriginal culture. It includes stories of the ancestral beings who are the creators of the universe. Dancing is learned at an early age.

Corroborees have religious connotations to relate individuals with ancestral beings. Although the attendees and organizers are responsible people, they must get final clearance from the elders. Nobody is ever allowed to make any unpleasant comment on the participants or performers.

Donne McNamarra’s a very skillful and ardent designer. Her artwork is neat and vivid. It shows people are coming from various directions to attend corroboree. Bush foods such as Witchetty grubs, honey ants, bush fruits, etc. are available in the area. People are coming and sitting around the round corroboree area. Donna’s artwork is brilliant, vibrant and simply wonderful.

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The decorative flowers are gorgeously arranged one after another, as if they are bonded together. This unique decoration was only possible with the skillful and experienced hands of June Smith. Collection of various colors in such a beautiful way as if the flowers are with one’s heart. It is simply stunning. June Smith is a well-known artist in Santa Teresa, Alice Springs. She was born in 1960 in Alice Spring and she studied in Alice Springs. She is the first woman in Santa Teresa to paint on silk.

Dreamtime: Bradly is an experienced and hardworking Aboriginal designer. His works are clear and attractive. In this design, Bradley skilfully put together various designs in one canvas. Each motive is different and colourful. Bradley dreamt various dreaming in one like Bush Food, Witchetty Grub, Kangaroo Path, Bush Dreaming, Long Neck Turtles and Honey Ant Dreaming. In Bush food it shows the plants which grow in both summer and winter seasons, in Witchetty Grub Dreaming explains the Witchetty Grub habitats around the waterhole, kangaroo path Dreaming puts the thought of Kangaroo jumping around the bush. In bush dreaming it show the plantation around the waterhole and how people are depended on Vegetation. In turtle dreaming it shows the path of Long Neck Sea Turtles and Honey Ant Dreaming gives the idea of how they collect honey from the flowers in the bush. Bradley’s excellent designs add enormously to enhance their age-old culture of Aboriginal Dreaming.

Dreamtime: Bradly is an experienced and hardworking Aboriginal designer. His works are clear and attractive. In this design, Bradley skilfully put together various designs in one canvas. Each motive is different and colourful. Bradley dreamt various dreaming in one like Bush Food, Witchetty Grub, Kangaroo Path, Bush Dreaming, Long Neck Turtles and Honey Ant Dreaming. In Bush food it shows the plants which grow in both summer and winter seasons, in Witchetty Grub Dreaming explains the Witchetty Grub habitats around the waterhole, kangaroo path Dreaming puts the thought of Kangaroo jumping around the bush. In bush dreaming it show the plantation around the waterhole and how people are depended on Vegetation. In turtle dreaming it shows the path of Long Neck Sea Turtles and Honey Ant Dreaming gives the idea of how they collect honey from the flowers in the bush. Bradley’s excellent designs add enormously to enhance their age-old culture of Aboriginal Dreaming.

Dreamtime: Aboriginals have been living in Australia for around 60,000 years. Australia being a driest continent, they have been mostly dependent on the creeks or rivers for their needs. They have an enormous amount of knowledge of managing water resources within Australian landscape. They remember the river by telling stories, singing songs, visiting dry riverbeds or depicting pictures of the area/place on the canvas, caves etc.

Anna Pitjara is an experienced and well-known artist. She expressed her unique memory of the dry river bed on canvas. In this beautiful design, Anna skilfully depicts the dry river bed where people are walking, discussing how to maintain the river bed for future generations to come.

Composition: 100% Polyester

Fabric Width: 150 cm

Weight: 98g/m²

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The Fire Dreaming ceremony is one of the six seasonal cycles of the Traditional Aboriginal Calendar. This ceremony depicts an element of the Tingari Cycle. The “Fire Dreaming” ceremony takes place the night before the controlled fires are lit in the bush and carries on throughout the night to provide the right relationship between the people and the land on which they depend.

Dreamtime: Marie Ellis is an experienced artist. She knew vividly about Alice Spring-its fauna and flora. Her artwork of ‘Four Seasons’ is an excellent piece of work. It is brilliant and neat. When there is a considerable amount of rainfall in Alice Spring visitors would be overwhelmed with the hash of wildflowers almost everywhere. Marie depicted floral beauty of Alice Spring in her Canvas. She skilfully segmented natural beauty of Alice into four parts. Each segment has been decorated with vibrant wildflowers together the curvy path, waterhole and other beauties.

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There are many dreamtime stories about Goanna and rainbow Snake. One of the stories is that a man named Nyimbungi from the area known as Bungawalbin, called on Goanna. Nyimbungi knew that Goanna was more powerful than Rainbow Snake. Naturally, goanna would be able refrain snake from eating Yabba (or bird). Goanna was kind and listened to the man and decided to chase Rainbow Snake from the island (eastward) towards the coast. At woodburn, they started going to the East and half way down the Evans River, Goanna caught the Rainbow Snake; but the snake quickly turned around and bit goanna on the head. Goanna has temporarily withdrawn from the battle in order to eat some herbs for his recovery from the bite. When he felt better, Goanna resumed his chase called Evans Head and looked around for Goanna. When he could not find Goanna, he decided to go back to the west. The Rainbow Snake then went into the Evans River and coiled itself around and created Snake Island.

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The eldest of three children, Marie Napurulla was born in 1968 in Central Australia. She speaks “Luritja” Aboriginal Language. Her dreaming is “Grand Mother’s Journey”. Marie’s artwork represents her Grand-mother’s journey as she travelled from Tempe Downs Cattle station to Areyonga and Ntaria (Hermansburg). Her grandmother often accompanied travellers with camels. She assisted them with local knowledge, transportation of goods and cooking foods. Time after time, she traversed through these hot and arid landscapes. Journeys were long and difficult which required an intensive resilience to withstand the harsh conditions of the deserts.

The excellent artistic talent of Marie Napurulla blended with her incredible life long experience of the area result in the wonderful artwork of “Grandmother’s Journey”.

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Kangaroo paw is sedge like perennial plant noted for their unique bird attracting flowers. The tubular flowers are coated with dense hairs and open at the apex with six claw-like structures for which the flower is popularly known kangaroo paw. The flower stem can grow to over 1.5 meters high with abundant of flowers. The colors of flowers are usually yellow, orange, green and red. Guinea flower is an Australian native plant and some other warmer countries. The plant is variously called guinea flower or snake vine. There are about 150 species of the plant globally, most of which become coated with yellow blooms in spring and summer. The boarded Guinea Flower is an Australian native plan. It is a small shrub with reddish branch lets and hairy buds that bears bright yellow flowers in the spring. The artist very skillfully inter mingled the colors to make a real bold designed fabric for patch workers and quilters.

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Meeting places are very important in Aboriginal culture. Elders and other meet together to discuss the well being of the community. All these gatherings address one or the other interactive insights into the traditional skills, ancient stories and day to day life of the Aboriginal people. The heads of the community will add their cultural experiences by sharing their mesmerized stories of ancient ancestors which are represented through their drawings. These gatherings provide an opportunity to come together to celebrate and consolidate their traditional cultural practices and identity.
Josie Cavanagh is a very good artist. She has depicted the meeting colorfully. Various circles in the artwork represents the waterholes and the people sitting around the circle to discuss their community matters.

Dreamtime: Doris Inkamala is a well Known Aboriginal Artist from Alice Spring, N.T. her artwork is excellent. She rearranges small bush onion and floral stems very professionally. Wild bush onions are drawn star-shaped and measure half an inch across. Wild onions are slightly more pungent in than the leaves. The tall stalks grow together in small clumps and sometimes reach up to two feet in height. It is a favoured food for brolgas. However, it is very important to make sure that the plant is identified properly prior to consumption wild onions are pungent when. You eat, you get tears in your eyes if you are not away from it. Doris’s artwork is very professional, and customers love her designs. Her works are bold, colourful and details

Dreamtime: Doris Inkamala is a well Known Aboriginal Artist from Alice Spring, N.T. her artwork is excellent. She rearranges small bush onion and floral stems very professionally. Wild bush onions are drawn star-shaped and measure half an inch across. Wild onions are slightly more pungent in than the leaves. The tall stalks grow together in small clumps and sometimes reach up to two feet in height. It is a favoured food for brolgas. However, it is very important to make sure that the plant is identified properly prior to consumption wild onions are pungent when. You eat, you get tears in your eyes if you are not away from it. Doris’s artwork is very professional, and customers love her designs. Her works are bold, colourful and details

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Kathleen Pitjara comes from Utopia, NT. Utopia is about 270 KM north ease of Alice Spring. There are about 2000 Aboriginal people living in Utopia. Kathleen is a fabulous artist. Her dreaming is Bush Plum Seed. Once, in the Dreamtime winds blew from all directions to Utopia, carrying Bush Plum seeds of the ancestral land. The first Bush Plum seeds of the dreaming grew and bore fruits and eventually dropped more seeds. To ensure the continued fruiting of this plant in each season, the Aboriginal people pay homage to the spirit of the bush plum and by painting plum seeds as well as by singing, dancing and storytelling in ceremonies. Aboriginal people also make very tasty bread dough from the paste of Plum Seeds. There is a beautiful Aboriginal story about Bush Plum seeds. When young girls fall in love, she goes to her female relatives and friends for right advice. She usually receives instructions from the them,. The young girl was instructed to weave a belt out of her hair while singing Yilpinji songs imbuing the belt with magic. When the man approaches her, she entices him with the charm, until he comes under the influence of her allure. She reveals the belt as his ardour grows and persuades him to place the belt in her waist. As he does put the belt, he falls under her spell and go off together as a couple. Together they eat Bush Plums and hunt for food.

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Barbara Egan was born on the banks of the Murray river. She moved out to Robinvale with her father. In recent times, she has focused her art practice on her connection to Robinvale and the river surrounds. Her artworks are shown in various art galleries and many private collections. M&S Textiles Australia printed two of Barbara’s artworks.

In this artwork, Barbara depicted the twisted roots of the river bed, the ripples and the natural line patterns formed in the sand. Her dreamtime of the river and the surroundings were very brilliantly postured with her tremendous art skills. She used her art as a medium of teaching and sharing culture and knowledge.

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Aboriginal Art is one of the more ancient traditional arts in the world, going back approximately 50,000 years. In early days, Aboriginal artists, depicted their dreaming of mountains, rivers, waterholes, trees, animals etc. on the caves, rocks with stone-age rock chisels. They also used cave painting and sand or ground painting to express their dreaming. Later, the newer generations use acrylic paints on canvas to portray their Dreamtime.
A variety of colours are used in their art symbolizing various artefacts, designs and motifs such as totems featuring Kangaroos, Dingoes, Turtles etc. A few groups use dots to portray their dreaming while a few others use lines in doing so. These artworks are often referred to Dot Painting for the same reason. Artefacts such as Boomerangs, Didgeridoos are also depicted in their rock-art.
Andrew Braedon comes from Utopia region of Central Australia. He belongs to the Luritja tribe and speaks Western Desert Language. His dreaming’s mainly involve Rock Art, Goanna Dreaming, Men Protecting Waterhole etc.

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Marie Ellis is a well known Aboriginal Artist from Alice Springs (Amoonguna Community). Marie is the daughter of Michael Nelson Jakamarra a well known Papunya artist and Roseanne is her sister. She is an Arrente and Warlpiri woman. In this artwork Marie depicts salt plians or salt pans. Salt Plains are surrounded by extensive areas of sand dunes in a flat, arid landscape. Central Australia is big and dry place with numerous large dry / salt lakes especially in Northern Territory. These creviced lakes are even more spectacular on the ground, typifying the beauty of the harshlands of Australia, specifically during the dawn or dusk.

Composition: 100% Georgette Silk

Fabric Width: 140 cm

Weight: 60g/m²

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Geographically, a dune is a hill of sand built by wind action that results in suns of many different shapes and sizes. The importance of dunes is recognized by some countries namely United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand which have developed significant programs for protecting dunes by stabilizing them. In Central Australia there are many beautiful sand hills which provide a habitat for highly specialized forms of flora and fauna. Well known artist Anna Pitjara, beautifully depicts these sand hills on canvas with acrylic paints. Using white dots on a black background Anna portrays the effect of wind moving over the sand hills in the desert landscape near her hometown Utopia

Composition: 100% Satin Silk

Fabric Width: 140 cm

Weight: 60g/m²

Dreamtime:

Geographically, a dune is a hill of sand built by wind action that results in suns of many different shapes and sizes. The importance of dunes is recognized by some countries namely United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand which have developed significant programs for protecting dunes by stabilizing them. In Central Australia there are many beautiful sand hills which provide a habitat for highly specialized forms of flora and fauna. Well known artist Anna Pitjara, beautifully depicts these sand hills on canvas with acrylic paints. Using white dots on a black background Anna portrays the effect of wind moving over the sand hills in the desert landscape near her hometown Utopia

Dreamtime:

Geographically, a dune is a hill of sand built by wind action that results in suns of many different shapes and sizes. The importance of dunes is recognized by some countries namely United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand which have developed significant programs for protecting dunes by stabilizing them. In Central Australia there are many beautiful sand hills which provide a habitat for highly specialized forms of flora and fauna. Well known artist Anna Pitjara, beautifully depicts these sand hills on canvas with acrylic paints. Using white dots on a black background Anna portrays the effect of wind moving over the sand hills in the desert landscape near her hometown Utopia

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Water was a most-value commodity to the Aboriginals of Northern Terriotory. This may be the reason for their living near the creeks. When the water in the creek dries up, they could still get water by digging down the soft bed of the creek. They scooped out the first lot of water (not suitable for drinking), and then clear drinkable water flows back into the hole. Aboriginal people were always looking for waterholes where ever they went. Anna Pitjara is a very well-known artist. Her depiction of waterholes in dried creek or in the forest beds is vibrant and colorful. She is a top brand artist and her artworks are displayed in national & state art gallery, private collections and commercial Aboriginal art galleries.

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Water was a most-value commodity to the Aboriginals of Northern Terriotory. This may be the reason for their living near the creeks. When the water in the creek dries up, they could still get water by digging down the soft bed of the creek. They scooped out the first lot of water (not suitable for drinking), and then clear drinkable water flows back into the hole. Aboriginal people were always looking for waterholes where ever they went. Anna Pitjara is a very well-known artist. Her depiction of waterholes in dried creek or in the forest beds is vibrant and colorful. She is a top brand artist and her artworks are displayed in national & state art gallery, private collections and commercial Aboriginal art galleries.state art gallery, private collections and commercial Aboriginal art galleries.

Composition: 100% Satin Silk

Fabric Width: 140 cm

Weight: 60g/m²

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Aboriginal artist Nambooka, being skillful and well-known, made an excellent pattern with the crosswire. Nambooka has been almost a household name with the quilters. She is a bold and colorful designer. Many of Nambooka’s designs are very well accepted by craft lovers and art enthusiasts. Her ‘Untitled’ artwork is brilliant, soothing and extraordinary.

Dreamtime:

Aboriginal artist Nambooka, being skillful and well-known, made an excellent pattern with the crosswire. Nambooka has been almost a household name with the quilters. She is bold and colorful designer. Many of Nambooka’s designs are very well accepted by craft lovers and art enthusiasts. Her ‘Untitled’ artwork is brilliant, soothing and extraordinary.

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Anna Pitjara comes from a well-known Aboriginal artist family. She was born in 1965, at Utopia Station. Her mother Gloria Ngale was a pioneer artist in Aboriginal batik industry, when for the first time Aboriginal designs were converted into silk batiks in Australia. Anna was introduced to batik industry by her mother. She also inherited some dreamtime stories from her parents. Anna’s artwork on waterhole and seeds is an excellent piece of artwork. It is bold strong and neat. Both seeds and waterhole are neatly drawn in a semi desert surrounding. Many of Anna’s artworks have been procured by Australian National and State art galleries and many private collectors.

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Anna Pitjara was born in 1965, in Utopia Station north-east of Alice Springs, Northern Territory. She comes from a well-known artist family. Her late mother, Gloria Ngale, was a famous artist. Anna worked in well-known batik projects in 1980’s at a relatively young age. She established herself with enormous potential in the art world of Utopia. She inherited some Dreamtime stories from her grandfather and father. As a traditional Aboriginal designer her artworks are involved in body painting designs. In semi-desert or desert area of Northern Territory, water is always a precious commodity. Aboriginals were vigilant to find new sources of water in the form of waterhole or soakage trench. Anna’s design of the waterhole is almost an aerial view of salt lakes and surrounding country. Her designs are innovative, neat and bold. Many of the art galleries including the National and State art galleries have Anna’s artworks in their collections.

Dreamtime: Audrey Martin Napanangka is a well-known Aboriginal Artist from Yuendumu central. she is well experienced with Bush Tucker, Bush onion, Bush Coconut and another bush dreaming. Her colour sense for the respective dreaming is excellent. Despite her artwork, Audrey is a very experienced bush tucker collector. Normally she collects bush Tucker, Bush Onion, Bush Coconut, bush Banana and many other. Audrey is skilled in collecting right, flowers, fruits, grubs, caterpillars, honey ants and many more. Being an Aboriginal artist, she draws numerous images of bush beans, bush food. Audrey artworks are colourful and attractive many of her artworks are published in books & magazines. Alice spring city council featured Audrey’s work in various places.

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Central Australia is known for its harsh landscape, but during years of good rain the desert can erupt in a display of color stretching for miles. There is nothing like landscape full of flowers and the view that you get in Central Australia is huge and spectacular with the blossoms of these wild desert flowers. Each year the Alice Springs desert parks act as the mirror of these wild desert flowers and also help in planting a wide range of native and new seeds gathered from the blossom of the desert flowers left outs. These flowers will be found during the winter months of the year and giving a spectacular vision for the travelers during the tourist season. But, catching a true wildflower event in the bush can be a difficult thing. The plants rely on good rain at the right time. Generally these wildflowers are found in the month of May during the autumn season in Alice Springs.

Dreamtime: In winter, after rains, new flowers become abundant. These become very decorative with bright yellow, pink and lavender colours. Wild bush onions have small bulb like onions, long slender green leaves, like thick blades of grass and have distinct onion smell. The bulbs offer a pungent onion flavour; however, the green tops are milder. These can be eaten raw and is considered an important food for Kimberly Aboriginal people. People gather bush onions by digging in the sand. The best time to gather bush onions is in April/May. Bush onions are also favourite food for native birds, known as Brolgas.

Jane is an experienced Aboriginal designer from the well-known Doolan family in Alice Springs, N.T. Jane skilfully drew bush onions (cyperus bulbosus) and wild flowers in separate garden beds in a beautiful way.

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Wild Seeds and Waterhole is an excellent design of Tanya’s motherland, Utopia. Many famous indigenous artists come from Utopia. Modern Aboriginal art started its journey with Jeffrey Brandon, a school teacher who was posted in Utopia to teach artworks to aboriginal children.

Tanya depicts Australia’s wild flowers and wild seeds skilfully, which were blown by wind. People around the area collect the seeds and wash them to get rid of sand and stones. They dry and powder the seeds after washing them. Women sit around the waterhole while they chat and make a tasty bread with the powder and eat it.

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Women’s Dreaming is a very detailed design depicted by Geraldine. It is full of symbols and motif’s to illustrate a reflection of women’s business in day to day affairs. People collected bush food with digging sticks, sitting by the side of water. People are dancing and walking along the path. Some people are engaged in discussions with others. It is a beautiful piece of artwork. Geraldine Dixon is an experienced and skillful designer; she has done numerous skillful artworks. She sells her artwork to travelers, local art shops and other for pri8vate collections. Geraldine learnt her artworks from her mother and other neighborhood friends.

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Women’s Dreaming is a very detailed design depicted by Geraldine. It is full of symbols and motif’s to illustrate a reflection of women’s business in day to day affairs. People collected bush food with digging sticks, sitting by the side of water. People are dancing and walking along the path. Some people are engaged in discussions with others. It is a beautiful piece of artwork. Geraldine Dixon is an experienced and skillful designer; she has done numerous skillful artworks. She sells her artwork to travelers, local art shops and other for pri8vate collections. Geraldine learnt her artworks from her mother and other neighborhood friends.

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Bernadine Johnson is well known and experienced Aboriginal artist. She comes from Utopia which is a birthplace for many famous Aboriginal Artists. She now lives with her husband Stephen Pitjara, who is also an established artist, and two children in South Australia. Bernadine’s Language group is Arrernte and her dreaming is Bush Tucker.

The motifs in her works are neat, clear and colourful; and the minute details are wonderful. She depicts semi-circles representing women and concentric circles representing waterholes in this design. The women, after collecting various fruits for their food (tucker), sit around the waterholes with coolamon in front of them and digging stick by their side.

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Bernadine Johnson is well known and experienced Aboriginal artist. She comes from Utopia which is a birthplace for many famous Aboriginal Artists. She now lives with her husband Stephen Pitjara, who is also an established artist, and two children in South Australia. Bernadine’s Language group is Arrernte and her dreaming is Bush Tucker.

The motifs in her works are neat, clear and colourful; and the minute details are wonderful. She depicts semi-circles representing women and concentric circles representing waterholes in this design. The women, after collecting various fruits for their food (tucker), sit around the waterholes with coolamon in front of them and digging stick by their side.

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In Aboriginal culture, certain customs and practices are performed separately in a language group between men and women. These separate businesses are often referred to as men’s business and women’s business. These businesses are carried out under strict guidance of unwritten Aboriginal laws. E. Young us a well-known artist from Northern Territory. She uses bright and vibrant colors for her artworks. Her work depicts land, flora and fauna with a flavor of traditional Aboriginal culture. With her expertise, Young used her strong color sense in Women’s Business artwork. In the natural environment woman are sitting around the waterholes with coolamon and digging sticks. Wildflowers are visible with bright colors around in the area. Patch workers and quilters love her design

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Superb fairy wrens are widely known as Blue Wren. These are frequently seen in Australian parks and gardens. They are fond of open grassy areas where they can hop around, collect their foods and build their nests. At present, the number of these beautiful birds is diminishing as a result of possibly cats is preying on them or pesticides poisoning their foods. Adult male birds have rich blue and black plumage above and on the throat. The belly is a grey-white and the bill is black. The female and baby birds are often difficult to separate. They are mostly brown above with dull red-orange area around the eye and brown bill. Average size of the birds is 14cm and weighs about 10grams. There are several other spices of Blue Wrens available in Australia. They live in dome-shaped nest made up of grass and other materials. Blue Wrens have long tails and is always upward. Patricia skillfully pictured in her artwork

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Superb fairy wrens are widely known as Blue Wren. These are frequently seen in Australian parks and gardens. They are fond of open grassy areas where they can hop around, collect their foods and build their nests. At present, the number of these beautiful birds is diminishing as a result of possibly cats is preying on them or pesticides poisoning their foods. Adult male birds have rich blue and black plumage above and on the throat. The belly is a grey-white and the bill is black. The female and baby birds are often difficult to separate. They are mostly brown above with dull red-orange area around the eye and brown bill. Average size of the birds is 14cm and weighs about 10grams. There are several other spices of Blue Wrens available in Australia. They live in dome-shaped nest made up of grass and other materials. Blue Wrens have long tails and is always upward. Patricia skillfully pictured in her artwork

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Bush Tomato or wild tomato plant is usually waxy looking. It grows in the creek area in Northern Territory. The ripe fruits have a strong fragrance which may be smelled from long distances. A single plant produces many fruits. These fruits are tasty. Bush Tomato is rich in sources of potassium and vitamin C. There are more than 100 varieties of bush tomatoes, but only a handful numbers are edible. Some may be poisonous or may cause sickness. Harvesters normally collect sundried fruits of the small bushes in the late summer and early winter. Audrey Napanangka?s artwork is vivid and strong. Design shows women(u) are sitting around waterhole with already picked up fruits on the coolaman (Special wooden toy) and digging sticks.

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