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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.

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Australian Flora is particularly rich in aromatic plants such as eucalyptus, tea trees, boronias, and mints and these plants have always been considered especially suitable for treating respiratory diseases. Aborigines have used a large number of them for treating illnesses. Gracie Morton is a skillful & experienced artist who depicted plums in an excellent way. Australian Aborigines have drawn on the resources of the environment for medicines. Many plants have been used, generally without elaborate preparation. Plant material is very often bruised or pounded to use as a poultice or extracted with water to be taken internally. Plants of medicinal values contain extra chemicals, tannins, latex, alkaloids which are useful for making many medicines.

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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 shoes women(u) are sitting around waterhole with already picked up fruits on the coolaman (Special wooden toy) and digging sticks.

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.

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Tamara May’s artwork is inspired by a story or an event in her life, a significant place, a native animal or someone who touched her heart and left her feeling inspired. Her art is a way of expressing herself and finding the works that don’t always come easily. Tamara is a well-known experienced Aboriginal Artist.

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Ladies Collect Seeds to make damper (bread). In this artwork Jocelyn represented small concentric round shape fruits called Mulga seed. Ladies manually smash these seeds and make dough for damper. According to them the homemade breads are very tasty. The home-made tuckers are tasty as well as healthy.

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Australia is the place of landscapes and to Australian Aboriginal people; land is very close to their heart. According to ‘Aboriginal Mythology’, ‘Dreamtime’ is the time when forefathers sprung up from underneath the soil and started creating almost everything what their future generations would require.

In this artwork, Stephen depicted his land of Utopia with dots, lines and motif’s representing the Dreamtime creation of seeds, trees, mountains, landscapes etc. which plays a key role in the Australian fauna and flora, nature and spirituality and indigenous development.

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Audrey was painting with the other Artists. She likes community painting. She was living with little sisters at a camp in Alice Springs. Water Dreaming has been passed down to other Artists very friendly way. This dreaming (Rain Dreaming) was passed down by her father. It relates directly to her traditional country. The big curves represent the flood waters (Ngawarra) and the small circles represent water storages (Mulju). This is ceremony where all their ancestors return home to this sacred site.

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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 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.

Composition: 100% Georgette Silk

Fabric Width: 140 cm

Weight: 60g/m²

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.

Composition: 100% Satin Silk

Fabric Width: 140 cm

Weight: 60g/m²

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 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 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.

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.

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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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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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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