CELEBRATE THE CULTURE OF AUSTRALIA'S FIRST PEOPLE COLLECTION. 2 of 8 quilts
Date 2019. Set of eight quilts. Set exhibited at: • Museum of the Great Southern, Albany Western Australia, 8-29 July 2018, which included NAIDOC week. Displayed as a component of WA Inspired Art Quilters’ Exhibition • Boddington Field of Quilts WA, 23 September 2018 Set sold at Boddington Field of Quilts.
Wetlands society was sustained through beliefs and practices handed down from generation to generation. Beliefs are evidenced in: Dreaming stories about creation and country; rights and obligations due to kinship relationships and associated totems; and fear of spirits. Cultural practices moderated everyday life —including food gathering and hunting; birth, initiation where adult life was learnt, and burial; sharing resources within kinship groups; and sharing and trading with outsiders.
Materials and techniques: Aboriginal fabric, Bush plum designed by Polly Naparulla; machine applique, hand embroidery, hand and machine quilting.