CollectionCelebrate the Culture of Australia's First People - Collection by Pat Forster
OwnerPrivate Collector
Location Western Australia
MakerPat Foster
Origin western-australia
Pattern Appliqué Community Coverlet
Date2010-2019
Dimensions (H x W in cm)60 x 40

History

CELEBRATE THE CULTURE OF AUSTRALIA'S FIRST PEOPLE COLLECTION. 4 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.

Plant roots provided carbohydrate and were the mainstay of the Noongar diet. It was the women’s role to gather and roast them. Other parts of plants were also collected: seeds which were ground for flour, gum to chew, flowers for soaking in water so the nectar made a sweet drink, and leaves including soft white new ones from the balga (xanthorrhoea).

Description

Materials and techniques: Aboriginal fabric, Bush Tucker after Rain designed by Marlene Doolan; machine applique, hand embroidery, hand and machine quilting.

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