CELEBRATE THE CULTURE OF AUSTRALIA'S FIRST PEOPLE COLLECTION. 3 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 supplied Noongar people with the key resources of fresh water and food, so were preferred for living except in the winter months when protection from winds and low temperatures was sought inland in the hills. Plant foods supplied carbohydrate; animal foods, particularly fish, supplied protein. Other resources for domestic use included: plant medicines, animal skins for cloaks and bags, bark fibre for huts and carrying vessels, gum-resin for gluing, tinder and wood for fires, wood and quartz for tools and weapons, ochre for decoration.
Materials and techniques: Aboriginal fabric, Underground Water by Janet Nakamarra; machine applique, hand embroidery, hand and machine quilting.