Australian Aboriginal quilting cotton, Underground Water, Black, M and S Textiles
Australian Aboriginal quilting cotton, Underground Water, Black, M and S Textiles
Australian Aboriginal quilting cotton, Underground Water, Black, M and S Textiles
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Australian Aboriginal quilting cotton, Underground Water, Black, M and S Textiles

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Your fabric will be cut as one continuous piece.

DOMESTIC orders under one lb (approx. 2.5 yds) ship 1st class.
DOMESTIC orders over one lb (approx. 2.5 yds) ship Priority Mail.

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.

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 are the only living ancient artworks. Its tradition goes back 50,000 years, 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.

42-45 inch wide cotton

Quantity of 1 = 1 half yard (18" x 44")
Quantity of 2 = 1 yard (36" x 44")
Quantity of 3 = 1.5 yards (54" x 44")
Etc.

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