M & S Textiles
Aboriginal Bush Onion Dreaming QC in Brown
Aboriginal Art is one of the more ancient traditional arts in the world, going back approximately 50,000 years. Initially a nomadic people, Aboriginals collect their food from a nature they revere and respect. The Aboriginal paintings portrayed on these fabrics honor this simple way of living, their ancestral lands and the ancient teachings of their forefathers while also illustrating the individual artist’s personal fears, frustrations and desires. Perfect for quilts like the Concrete Jungle Pattern, these gorgeous and varied designs perfectly compliment one another.
In Aboriginal language an equivalent of bush onion is Merne Yalke. It grows on creek bed. When the grass of the plant dried out, Aboriginal people dug up the bush onions from the soil. They clean the soils and husk it and eat it. If the bulb is white inside; it can be eaten raw or cooked. It is hard when it is raw but soft when it is cooked.
Designed by Jean Nampajinpa Hudson.
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