Red

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Agnes Rubuntja is a skilled Aboriginal designer. She learnt much of the artwork from her father, who was a good artist as well as a respected community leader. Colour combinations of the petals and flowers are excellent.

When she was young, Agnes used to collect bush tuckers. She travelled around nearby bush and waterholes for swimming, to get bush tucker. She was always interested in painting and worked hard to become a good artist. In this artwork, she beautifully highlighted about the water. The dots resemble waterholes and the lines in between them resemble snakes. Snakes are guarding the water in the waterholes so that no one can spoil or steal the water. People give respect and talk to the snakes regarding their requirement for water. There is a connection between guarding snakes and people.

Alura Seed Dreaming Red by Karen Bird

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Karen Bird is a skillful artist from Utopia. Her artwork is neat and attractive. She depicted the Alura Seed in two colorways white and pink. Karen’s artwork with the wonderful depiction of Alura Seed flourishes her as an unparallel artistic talent. Everyone will enjoy her art with whatever they make including quilting.

In this artwork, Karen depicted the change of seeds from one season to another. The growth of the seed changes from winter to summer and again from summer to winter. The seed glow change is shown clearly, and the change of season is shown along with it.

AROUND WATERHOLE RED

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.

Bush Berry Red

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.

Bush Camp Red

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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.

Bush Dreamings of Utopia Red

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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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.

Bush Plum 2 Red by Gracie Morton

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.

Bush Spinifex Tango Red

Dreamtime: Spinifex in a species of grass that is found in wet areas usually on the coasts. The grass is native to Australia and grows about 30cm tall. The roots of spinifex grass are very strong and go quite deep into the earth. The edges of spinifex are sharp and can produce cuts if you grab them forcefully. If you live on the coast you may have seen spinifex grass before, it is the grass that sits on top of the sand dunes at the beach. Spinifex can also be found along the coast of other places like New Zealand and New Caledonia. Spinifex grass is important as it stops sand blowing away. The powerful roots keep the sand in place. Spinifex is often deliberately planted on the front dunes to stop the beaches from eroding (wearing away).

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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.

Bush Tucker Red

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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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Rosemary was born at Utopia (Boundary Bore) in the Northern Territory in 1945. She belongs to the Anmatyerre language group. She learnt to paint with acrylic paints during the summer project sponsored by Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association in 1988-89. Since then she has been a very prolific and brilliant artist. Her paintings are held in many galleries and private collections, both in Australia and overseas. She belongs to the same family of eminent artists as Gloria Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre and the late Margaret Petyarre. In this work Rosemary depicts the leaves of the pencil yam plant and its seeds, which were once an important food source for the Anmatyerre people of Utopia in Central Australia. There are many Dreaming rituals attached to this plant and homage is paid by the women in their awelye ceremonies. Rosemary has used a combination of white dots to represent seeds and coloured leaves with flowing movement to beautifully depict the leaves of the bush yam moving in the gentle desert breeze.

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Canteen Creek is a remote semi-desert area in Northern Territory of Australia. It is about 270km (171 miles) away from Tennant Creek, Alice Springs. Most of the road from Tennant Creek is constructed from gravel/dirt, and is in very poor condition in wet weather. There is a small Aboriginal community that lives alongside the creek.

Andrea Collinson comes from the canteen creek area. She has vivid knowledge about the flora and fauna of the region. We can see the reflection of her knowledge in her beautiful artwork. Andrea observed the new life of the vegetation and plants just after winter rainfall in the area. Andrea’s artwork is bold, colourful and real from the core of her heart. She completely depicted the medicinal plants and bush tuckers of the area. Yvonne’s artworks are detailed and very intricate.

Dancing-Spirit-Red-by-Colleen-Wallace

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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.

FLOWERS IN THE DESERT RED

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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.

Gathering Bush Tucker Red by Gloria Doolan

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Gloria is an excellent artist. Her works are attractive, meaningful and very soothing. Although Central Australia is a desert with little rainfall during the year, it still has trees and desert vegetation of unique varieties. It is the home of the Spinifex grass land, various kinds of desert flowers, animals and many other natural gifts. Little rainfall in summer or winter makes areas happy. You observe colourful flowers laughing in the whole area. It is hard to believe that you are in the desert. Acacia, wild orange, rock, wild passion fruit etc., are laughing to welcome you. Gloria uses the natural gifts for her artwork. She depicts the varieties of bush tucker meticulously.

KINGFISHER CAMP

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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.

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Thinking about our ancestors, this painting has been prepared in acknowledgement of those who have lost family ties and cultural connections. The tri-coloured curving bands represent the paths travelled by people to reconnect with lost or stolen family history, while the shapes and infill colours utilised remind us of our ancestors’ country, and our own lost connections to family and culture. Greg Mathews is a descendant of the Manegin people, being a clan member of Tasmania’s north-west nation. Greg’s painting is an excellent depiction of this lost culture.

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Heather Kennedy is a skillful artist, and her works combine many different colors. In this artwork she depicts Meteors. A cheeky woman named Puggareeta tormented and fought a snake. Their wrestling heated the up ground forming the hills and mountains of the landscapes. The snake cast the woman into the sky where she is held. Spirit Mienteina Puggareeta continued to play tricks on the sky deities who occasionally grew frustrated with her antics and threw her across the sky. She is seen as a Meteor.

MIRRAM MIRRAM AKA RED

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Bea Edwards is also known as Nambooka. She was taught by her grandmother. She belongs to indigenous language group of Pyemmairrener. Bea was born in Tasmania and currently she lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria. Nambooka is almost a household name in Patchwork and Quilting industry in Australia and USA after her famous design Bambillah. Many of her artworks are in public galleries and private collections. Nambooka’s art is about flora and fauna, indigenous development, nature and spirituality. Her artwork is distinctive, unique and aboriginal. Many of you may remember her most popular artwork – Bambillah “Mirram Mirram Aka” means Kangaroo Ground. This artwork is bold, colorful and graphic. It shows that when you enter he grounds of Kangaroo, it is said that you will gain strength and stamina. The hunter would sit within the Kangaroo ground for some time before starting the hunt to gain the strength and stamina to ensure a successful hunt.

MIRRAM MIRRAM AKA RED

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Fabric: 100% Woven Cotton Fabric; Width: 57~58″
Bea Edwards is also known as Nambooka. She was taught by her grandmother. She belongs to indigenous language group of Pyemmairrener. Bea was born in Tasmania and currently she lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria. Nambooka is almost a household name in Patchwork and Quilting industry in Australia and USA after her famous design Bambillah. Many of her artworks are in public galleries and private collections. Nambooka’s art is about flora and fauna, indigenous development, nature and spirituality. Her artwork is distinctive, unique and aboriginal. Many of you may remember her most popular artwork – Bambillah “Mirram Mirram Aka” means Kangaroo Ground. This artwork is bold, colorful and graphic. It shows that when you enter he grounds of Kangaroo, it is said that you will gain strength and stamina. The hunter would sit within the Kangaroo ground for some time before starting the hunt to gain the strength and stamina to ensure a successful hunt.

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Mary Nabarulla is a proficient Aboriginal artist in Northern Terriotory of Australia. She inherited Passion Fruit Dreaming from her parents. Aboriginal name of Passion Fruit in the Arrernte Language of Central Australia is “Merne arrutnenge” Bush passion fruit is a climbing vine with a thin stem and broad leaves that are covered in little hairs. During wet season it produces little smelly flowers that are pale purple-white. The ripe yellow fruit is very much edible. Inside the fruit, there is lot of small black seeds covered in cloud membrane. When the seeds are crushed, it tastes hot and spicy. Wild passion fruits are grown abundantly in riverbank in the desert. Nabarulla’s depiction of Passion Fruit in her artwork is bold, neat, vivid and masterly. Women are sitting around with digging stick and coolamon in picturesque atmosphere.

PLUM SEEDS RED

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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.

Rain Dreaming Red by Audrey Nungarrai

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.

RIVER DREAMING RED

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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.

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

SANDHILL RED

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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

SANDY CREEK RED

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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.alia.

SPIRITUAL WOMEN RED

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Spiritual Women are an integral part of Aboriginal dreamtime stories. The ancestor spirit came down to the earth in human form and created most of the things that their future generations would need. They created the animals, rocks, waterholes, plants, rivers, mountains and other necessary essentials. During creation time, the spirit women were dancing, singing and entertaining the forefathers in the evening.

The ancestors created the relations between various groups of people, between individuals, their relations with lands, animals and how to preserve the relations. Ancestors taught them how to maintain close harmony with each other. The ancestors disappeared after their creations; they stayed in the sacred sites. For this reason, land is always close to the heart of Aboriginal people. The material value of the land is not what the Aboriginal people think is important. They look at the land as part of the Dreamtime, to be preserved for future generations to appreciate.

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Water is a most precious commodity in Northern Territory. Annual average rainfall in Alice Spring is about 24mm. 90% of territories water supply comes from underground. The Todd River flows through Alice Springs only when there is downpour of rain water, otherwise most of the time the river is just dry sand. However, there is a Regatta every year. This is the only Regatta race in the world held on dry sand and soil, known as Todd River Race.

In the old days there was no ‘town water’ supply available. Despite this, Aboriginal people knew where to find drinking water. Water was available underneath the soil near trees, rocks and near the wild bird movements etc. Aboriginal people used digging sticks, Coolamon etc. to dig and fetch the water to drink. Janet Long is a well-known and skilled artist and she wonderfully depicted soakage, aquifers porous, rocks, etc. Her artwork is excellent and vivid.

UNTITLED RED

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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.

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Betty Mbitjana is an excellent artist from Utopia. Many of her works are displayed in various art galleries in Australia. Some of Betty’s works are with Bush Plum Seeds which are presented meticulously on canvas painting with small sticks. Her dreaming is Bush Plum Seeds.

Wild-Seed-Waterhole-Red-by-Tanya-Price-Nangala

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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.

Wildflowers & Bush Tuckers Red by Christine Doolan

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Bush Tucker is a big part of NT life. Bush Tucker is also called Bush Food and is any food native to Australia used as sustenance by the original inhabitants, the Aboriginal Australians. But it can also describe any native fauna or flora used for culinary or medical purposes, regardless of the continent or culture. Aboriginal Australians have eaten native animals and plant foods for an estimated 60,000 years of human habitation on the Australian Continent. Various traditional methods of processing and cooking are used. Many foods are also baked in the hot campfire coals for several hours in ground ovens.

Wildflowers After Rain Red by Letisha Doolan

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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The best time to visit NT is during the wet season. The top end is subject to unprecedented for the seasons. The top end’s wettest month featuring blooming wildflowers. Letisha is a well-known artist and many of her artworks are in private collections. Her works are colourful and detailed. In this art she is skilful at drawing numerous things the forefathers created for the future generations. She neatly drew her Bush Tucker decorating with her own style. Letisha grew in up in Alice Springs, NT. She collected various bush fruits after the rain and decorated her tray beautifully. In NT usually the whole area becomes joyful and happy after rain. Letisha used artistic skill to draw beautiful artwork for the art lovers. She is an excellent artist.

WILD FLOWERS DREAMING RED

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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.

Women-Dancing-for-Rain-Red-by-Shirleen-Campbell

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Northern Territory of Australia is semi desert region. Average temperature in summer ranges from 20 degrees to 35 degrees and can soar to around 40 degrees. January is the wet month with around 40mm of rainfall, however climate is considered dry and arid for most of the year.

In Northern territory, Aboriginal people organises Rain Dance in various places during his period. Shirleen Campbell being a skilful designer, incorporates rain dance to her artworks. Women dance and sing for rain in the gathering. They enjoy it vividly. Shirleen depicted concentric circles as waterholes. The big U-shaped object represent men, stick represents music stick and the musical drums. During the dance women are going around and dance for rain and other people socialize with each other.

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Nambooka is a well-known Aboriginal artist. Her artworks are distinct and focus on moral values and the nature that teaches us. This artwork is about a male southern Emu-Wren which is called Yeerung. It is the symbol of the Kurnai male warriors. Yeerung is known to the Kurnai men as their elder brother and therefore is protected by the men. Kurnai groups are mostly found in the Gippsland region.

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