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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.

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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.

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Marlene is a very soft speaker. Her artworks are widely sold. Alice spring is a semi-desert area. However, wild bush berries grow heavily after the rain. Flowers blossom almost everywhere. Marlene could not go past without depicting beautiful wild bush berry’s after the rain. It is a beautiful piece of work. Marlene is a well-known Aboriginal artist in NT.

Green and Brown berry’s grow in water-soaked mud street sides etc are shown in this masterpiece. In winter, rainfall is heavy and bush berries grow in almost every area.

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

Dreamtime:

Marlene is a very soft speaker. Her artworks are widely sold. Alice spring is a semi-desert area. However, wild bush berries grow heavily after the rain. Flowers blossom almost everywhere. Marlene could not go past without depicting beautiful wild bush berry’s after the rain. It is a beautiful piece of work. Marlene is a well-known Aboriginal artist in NT.

Green and Brown berry’s grow in water-soaked mud street sides etc are shown in this masterpiece. In winter, rainfall is heavy and bush berries grow in almost every area.

Dreamtime: Tanya Price has lived in Utopia all her life. She knows the area very well and many of the famous artists of Utopia are related to her. She grew up in Utopia with her family, friends, spinifex and other trees. There is an abundance of Dreamtime bush plum trees with yellow and red fruits. One cannot miss the waterholes guarded by wild floral plants. The colours of the floral plants are predominantly reddish and yellow.

Tanya Price is an excellent artist from Utopia, and M&S Textiles Australia printed some of her designs on fabrics. Quilters, apparel manufacturers and accessories manufacturers loved her designs. Tanya’s design on best quality 100% cotton fabric opens up a new door to patchwork and quilting enthusiasts, dresses and clothing manufacturers, fashion and home decorative and many more.

Dreamtime: Tanya Price has lived in Utopia all her life. She knows the area very well and many of the famous artists of Utopia are related to her. She grew up in Utopia with her family, friends, spinifex and other trees. There is an abundance of Dreamtime bush plum trees with yellow and red fruits. One cannot miss the waterholes guarded by wild floral plants. The colours of the floral plants are predominantly reddish and yellow.

Tanya Price is an excellent artist from Utopia, and M&S Textiles Australia printed some of her designs on fabrics. Quilters, apparel manufacturers and accessories manufacturers loved her designs. Tanya’s design on best quality 100% cotton fabric opens up a new door to patchwork and quilting enthusiasts, dresses and clothing manufacturers, fashion and home decorative and many more.

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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.

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Cindy Wallace was born in 1973. She is the sister of Colleen Wallace. Cindy’s artwork Bush Seeds is a masterpiece with vibrant colours. She used acrylic colours and her finished work is very attractive.

Brown lines are drawn skilfully as the path for bush walkers and the dotted lines are depicted as borders. The lines are representing wild fruits. These seeds also contain medicinal values and are used to treat some diseases.

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

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Charlie produced an excellent piece of artwork – Caming Ground. In the artwork, he depicted that people from various places gathered in the ground to attend the corroboree. In this design, he represented the middle large tent as the main function area. people are joining the corroboree from various places. There are smaller or medium tents so that they can take rests if needed. However, the main meeting place is a large tent. All the important discussions and other activities would take place under a large tent. Elders are also in this tent. They normally talk to the attendee about how to maintain the social order, various problems of society, etc. People will listen to the elders very quietly. They discuss all sorts of community problems without any fear.

The U shaped motives in this artwork around the boundaries of the tent refer to men, women, and children. They are taking rests or quietly walking. Dotted lines are the paths for people’s movement. Larger dots represent bush food and waterholes.

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.

Composition: 100% Polyester

Fabric Width: 150 cm

Weight: 100g/m²

Dreamtime:

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.

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Dancing Spirit represents the sacred dance of ancient aboriginal ancestors since the timeof creation. When dancing, these aboriginal spirits pay their respects to Mother Earth,expressing their love and admiration for the sacred land. 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

Dreamtime:

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.

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.

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Australian Outback is vast and displays a very harsh climate with extreme temperatures and almost no rainfall. Occasionally, when it rains, this deserted land showcases its prominence with the blossom of beautiful flowers. The Aboriginal people of Australia consider this as a blessing and celebrate the blossom of wildflowers, pods, bush beds at their traditional rituals and corroboree (gatherings).
Aboriginal Women decorate themselves with these Wild Flowers, Daisies, Bush Leaves when they gather for dancing, singing, corroboree, storytelling etc. Some of these wildflowers are considered as a representation of their spiritual ancestors in beautiful appearances. With winds and currents, these wildflowers sing, entertain and relax people of the land with their fragrance and angelic view.
Lauren Doolan comes from Santa Terese of Central Australia. She belongs to the Doolan family and speaks Arrernte language. Her dreamings mainly involve Wild Desert Flowers, Dancing Spirits, Spirit People etc.

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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”.

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Roseanne Morton is the daughter of Gracie Morton. Gracie is a well-known artist from Utopia. In this artwork, Roseanne beautifully depicted the white dots which represents drinking water for Kangaroo’s. The dotted lines between the waterholes are the walking paths of Kangaroo.

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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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Kingfisher bird is the laughing Kookaburra of Australia, which lives in dry and fishless scrubland. It is sometimes called as “laughing jackass” because of its loud raucous cackle.

The Australian Kookaburra is the largest member in the family. The bird is known for its wild laughing call and the noisy inhabitant of outback, open forest and the woodland. Kookaburra is not a fish eater, it usually prefers to eat large insects, nestling birds, rodents etc. Young chicks of kookaburras stay with their parents for several years, before setting out to breed themselves.

According to Nambooka, the kingfisher teaches us about alertness and opportunity. We must first look and then decide if it is the right choices for us to benefit our lives. Nambooka’s design work is bold, colourful and attractive.

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Utopia region of Australia is the home to many Aboriginals covering over 3500 sq.km with the Sandover River in the vicinity. A few of them now live in the metro area of Alice Springs and others in the camping sites out in the bush. They prefer living close to the bush, taking care of their land (country). The two main languages spoken in this area are Alyawarr and Anmatyerre.
The name Utopia (Uturupa), means ‘Big Sand Hill’, a region in the northwest of Central Australia. It is an amalgamation of several large and small communities. There are only a few schools, grocery supply stores, hospitals etc. in the remote areas of Utopia. Alice Springs, the nearest town is the best place for one-stop shopping. Highways, including unsigned roads, mud roads to local communities are a rich source of red-dirt as seen in the central deserts of Australia. Often this bigger picture is referred to Sandhills by the Aboriginal artists.
Anna Pitjara comes from Utopia region of Central Australia. She belongs to the Petyarre / Pitjara family and speaks Anmatyerre language. Her dreaming’s mainly involve Body Painting, Bush Yam, Yam Seeds, Sandhill etc.

Dreamtime: Gary Reid is a popular and skilled designer. His designs are colourful, neat and bold. His works are well defined and very attractive. He comes from the northern side of Australia. There are about thirty different types and sizes of goanna available in the world. However, Australia along has got more than 20 goanna species. The largest size of goanna is native to Australia. Except for Tasmania, all the other states of Australia have Various types of goannas. They accustomed to surviving in varied climate conditions. In Australia, the blue tongue goanna is very popular. It is widely seen in Northern territory. Gary Reid presented his design work professionally. His design is very attractive and to enhance his design profile he skilfully incorporated digging sticks, boomerang, waterhole, men and women as visitors. Gary’s designs are praiseworthy.

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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:

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

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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.

Dreamtime:

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.

Goanna Dreaming and Possum Land & Water Dreaming are some of Heather’s famous designs from M&S Textiles Australia.

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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

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

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

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Sandy Creek is a beautiful place in Northern Territory of Australia. Many people visit this place every year to see a wonderful waterfall called Tjanera Fall. There are some Aboriginals who interact with tourists, telling Dreamtime Stories and involving them in the timber cutting activities.

Janet Long Nakamarra is an experienced and intelligent designer. In this design, she depicted the plain land under the waterfall and the surrounding area. Some people are sitting around the waterhole and some are walking around, whom Janet skilfully depicted with semi-circles.

Janet’s Sandy Creek design is vibrant and bold. Underground Water and Fire Dreaming are some of Janet’s famous designs from M&S Textiles Australia.extiles Australia.

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Australian Aboriginal people tell several stories about seven sisters from the Dreaming Time which is the time of creation of the universe by their ancestors. This story of seven sisters originated from the culture of stars in the Taurus constellation.

There were seven sisters who were all beautiful and elegant. Every man who saw them wished to marry one of the sisters. One day the sisters went into the bush with their digging sticks to gather foods including wood ants, witchetty grubs and honey ants. After a successful expedition, they sat down to enjoy a feast, never imagining that a lonely warrior named Warrumma was hiding close by, watching them. While the sisters were eating, Warrumma took away two of the digging sticks and hid them. All the sisters looked for the two lost sticks in vain but eventually the five sisters who still had their digging sticks sadly left without the two sisters whose sticks had been taken.

Clever Warrumma came out of hiding and firmly grabbed the two sisters by their waists. He promised the girls that he would take good care of them and would marry them. The two girls decided that they would pretend to agree to Warrumma?s plan, while looking out for the opportunity to escape. One day they were asked to cut pine bark to make a fire. As soon as the girls climbed the pine trees, those trees started to grow right up to sky. Warrumma shouted in vain for the girls to come down. But they kept climbing and were soon warmly welcomed to the sky by the five sisters anxiously waiting for them, If you observe constellation carefully you may see the two freed girls as they arrive at their sisters? camp in the sky.

Artist Marlene Doolan is from Santa Teresa in the Northern Territory. In her painting she depicts luminous heavenly bodies suspended in the desert night sky. The Milky Way is represented as clouds of dots of different sizes and major stars are represented as a large dot surrounded by circles.

Dreamtime:

Australian Aboriginal people tell several stories about seven sisters from the Dreaming Time which is the time of creation of the universe by their ancestors. This story of seven sisters originated from the culture of stars in the Taurus constellation.

There were seven sisters who were all beautiful and elegant. Every man who saw them wished to marry one of the sisters. One day the sisters went into the bush with their digging sticks to gather foods including wood ants, witchetty grubs and honey ants. After a successful expedition, they sat down to enjoy a feast, never imagining that a lonely warrior named Warrumma was hiding close by, watching them. While the sisters were eating, Warrumma took away two of the digging sticks and hid them. All the sisters looked for the two lost sticks in vain but eventually the five sisters who still had their digging sticks sadly left without the two sisters whose sticks had been taken.

Clever Warrumma came out of hiding and firmly grabbed the two sisters by their waists. He promised the girls that he would take good care of them and would marry them. The two girls decided that they would pretend to agree to Warrumma?s plan, while looking out for the opportunity to escape. One day they were asked to cut pine bark to make a fire. As soon as the girls climbed the pine trees, those trees started to grow right up to sky. Warrumma shouted in vain for the girls to come down. But they kept climbing and were soon warmly welcomed to the sky by the five sisters anxiously waiting for them, If you observe constellation carefully you may see the two freed girls as they arrive at their sisters? camp in the sky.

Artist Marlene Doolan is from Santa Teresa in the Northern Territory. In her painting she depicts luminous heavenly bodies suspended in the desert night sky. The Milky Way is represented as clouds of dots of different sizes and major stars are represented as a large dot surrounded by circles.

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Indigenous Australians are one among the native people on earth with traditions and customs going back to approx. 50000 years. Their belief system is built on their value & respect towards the land and the dreamtime. Though their dreaming about land changes between different groups, the idea of creation from their ancestors, stays similar; ancestors and forefathers sprang up from underneath the soil as spirits and started building mountains, rivers, waterholes, trees, and light garden for future generations.
These ancestral spirits are considered as the creators and they are part of their day to day life. Aboriginals belief death as a transition to another life, where they consider the spirit taking different form of life after death. Spirits / soul of these ancestral beings are transferred to a different shape such as a tree, river, mountain, garden etc.
Anette Doolan comes from Santa Terese of Central Australia. She belongs to the Doolan family and speaks Arrernte language. Her dreaming’s mainly involve Seven Sisters, Dancing Spirits, Spirit Dreaming etc.

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According to Aboriginal mythology, before creation time there was nothing in the universe. No light, no human beings or animals, no trees or any vegetation. The soil was soft, one day their forefathers sprung up from underneath the soil. They decided to create the necessary things for future generations. Soon they started creating roads, gardens, trees, etc. They gradually built most of the necessary things for future generations. Two rainbow snakes were guarding their creations when the spirit people were getting tired in the evening.

Spirit people gather together and take rest in the evening. They discuss their works, drink, eat and dance. They make rules for future generations to maintain social harmony. The understanding of aboriginal spirituality is fundamental to maintain social order, respect for elders and maintain peace in the community.

Denise Doolan is a meticulous designer. She has depicted the Spirit People uniquely. They are dancing and meeting others excellently. She created the meeting place excellently by drawing the walking paths, men & women walking in a peaceful gathering.

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Bernadene Wallace is a well-known Aboriginal designer. She worked in Karingka Art Gallery for a period. She is the daughter of Kathy Wallace. Kathy is an excellent artist. Bernadine learnt artwork and dreaming from her mother and grandmother.

Bernadene depicted the corroboree ground. In all the tribal gatherings, many people gather around to celebrate corroboree. Her artworks beautifully depict men, women and children attending the corroboree. They often discuss religion, friendships and other social matters. All the attendees are destined to maintain pious dignity of corroboree. Nobody is allowed to break the social law.

There are plenty of bush foods for everybody. Lot of social and communal discussions take place in corroboree. The circles in dots depict that people are deeply involved in discussions setting around the waterholes. The over-shape semicircles are indicating pathways to travel. Small circles in middle depict fruit trees.

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Bernadene Wallace is a well-known Aboriginal designer. She worked in Karingka Art Gallery for a period. She is the daughter of Kathy Wallace. Kathy is an excellent artist. Bernadine learnt artwork and dreaming from her mother and grandmother.

Bernadene depicted the corroboree ground. In all the tribal gatherings, many people gather around to celebrate corroboree. Her artworks beautifully depict men, women and children attending the corroboree. They often discuss religion, friendships and other social matters. All the attendees are destined to maintain pious dignity of corroboree. Nobody is allowed to break the social law.

There are plenty of bush foods for everybody. Lot of social and communal discussions take place in corroboree. The circles in dots depict that people are deeply involved in discussions setting around the waterholes. The over-shape semicircles are indicating pathways to travel. Small circles in middle depict fruit trees.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Layla comes from Yuendumu, Northern Territory, and belongs to the Warlpiri language group. She is an accomplished indigenous artist whose paintings have been acquired by many private collectors. Her paintings are about traditional Aboriginal stories and symbols. Her Dreaming is ‘Wild Bush Flowers’ which she inherited from the ancestors however she has skillfully developed her individual style of painting in to the canvas.

This artwork depicts bush seeds, wild flowers and pods gathered by the Aboriginal women in Ventral Australia. Bush seeds and pods are the staple bush tucker and they are also collected for countless other purposes, such as traditional bush medicine.

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Layla comes from Yuendumu, Northern Territory, and belongs to the Warlpiri language group. She is an accomplished indigenous artist whose paintings have been acquired by many private collectors. Her paintings are about traditional Aboriginal stories and symbols. Her Dreaming is ‘Wild Bush Flowers’ which she inherited from the ancestors however she has skillfully developed her individual style of painting in to the canvas.

This artwork depicts bush seeds, wild flowers and pods gathered by the Aboriginal women in Ventral Australia. Bush seeds and pods are the staple bush tucker and they are also collected for countless other purposes, such as traditional bush medicine.

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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.

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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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, is a semi desert region. Annual rainfall in this region is very low. However, in winter soon after small rainfall one can witness the lush of colourful wild flowers blossom almost everywhere. It is a scenery never to miss or forget. Every home, garden, bush, roadside etc., will be dancing with numerous colourful flowers. Tanya being an experienced and skillful designer adds the bush and the blossom in her landscape canvas excellently.

Tanya Price is a well-known Aboriginal designer. Her works are neat and colourful. Tanya comes from a famous artist family in utopia, northern territory. So far most of her works were reprinted due to customer’s demand.

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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, is a semi desert region. Annual rainfall in this region is very low. However, in winter soon after small rainfall one can witness the lush of colourful wild flowers blossom almost everywhere. It is a scenery never to miss or forget. Every home, garden, bush, roadside etc., will be dancing with numerous colourful flowers. Tanya being an experienced and skillful designer adds the bush and the blossom in her landscape canvas excellently.

Tanya Price is a well-known Aboriginal designer. Her works are neat and colourful. Tanya comes from a famous artist family in utopia, northern territory. So far most of her works were reprinted due to customer’s demand.

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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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In Mc Donald range and some other places of Northern Territory women go to collect bush food and fruits. It is abundant around the area. Women collect in the dry season to make the tucker. According to Christine, the fresh bush fruits are tasty and healthy.

Christine Doolan depicted the bush food excellently. She presented the bush food in a very nicely. She presented the wild fruits on Coolamon (food tray). Fruits, insects and porcupine etc. could not escape her sight.

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Christine is a well-established Aboriginal Artist. M&S Textiles Australia printed some of her works in the past. ‘Women Collecting Water’ is one of her best artworks. Her depiction of waterholes, women sitting with digging sticks, bush foods, flowers, etc. are detailed and decorative.

Water is very precious in Northern Territory. Aboriginal people know how to get water from underground. Also they watch wild bird’s movements in some areas to locate the availability of water nearby. However, Alice Spring can experience heavy rainfall in summer months. Just after the rain you can witness abundant of beautiful flower blossom almost everywhere in various colours. The beautiful array of colours is a memorable experience. Christine depicted the natural scenic view very well with women sitting on the ground with digging sticks seeking water all around.

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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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Audrey martin Napanangka is an experienced artist. She has contributed many artworks and some her artworks are very popular. The Women Dreaming is one of her bestselling designs. In this artwork, she skillfully depicted the dreamtime of women and their dreaming. Her work is neat and bold. Dreaming stories pass important knowledge, cultural values and beliefs to later generations through songs, dances, paintings and storytelling. Aboriginals have maintained a link with the dreaming from ancient time to the current day, creating a large cultural heritage. This is one of the oldest cultures on earth. Women play and important part in Aboriginal life. They are taught by elders about social law and order. They do not maintain any written law. Women gather together occasionally to discuss any problem to maintain the social harmony.

Dreamtime: The Aboriginal people of Australia are the earliest surveying culture in the history of mankind. They created and manage a sustainable culture of their society and culture. They have inhabited Australia for no less than 60,000 years they used to have significant contact with trade people of other places. Dreamtime is the Aboriginal understanding of the world, its creation and its great creation stories. Cindy Wallace comes from the well-known Wallace family. She was born in 1973 in Santa Teresa, a place about 80km from Alice Springs. Cindy’s work on women body Dreaming is an excellent piece of work. ‘Awelye’ in a word that describes everything to do with a women’s ceremony which includes body painting. Awelye ceremonies women are happy to decorate their bodies with dots, lines, circular segments and other types. Women perform Awelye ceremonies to demonstrate respect to their country including Dreamtime stories that belong to the ancestors. People are going to the elder and discussing numerous problems without fears. Cindy performed an excellent job through her artistic brilliance. People attend corrobboree for learning, social mix, and uphold their culture and way to preserve it.

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