M & S Textiles Australia
BUSH TUCKER WITH WILD FIG RED by Aboriginal Artist NATASHA STUART
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THIS LISTING IS FOR:
1 x FQ (Fat Quarter) 50cm x 55cm (19.7” x 22”)
1 x Full Width Strip 25cm x 110cm (9.85” x 44”)
1 x Metre 100cm x 110cm (39.37 x 44")
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TO PURCHASE CONTINUOUS LENGTHS BY FQ OR 25cm UNIT:
2 units = ½ metre 50cm x 110cm (19.7” x 44”)
3 units = ¾ metre 75cm x 110cm (29.5” x 44")
4 units = 1 metre 100cm x 110cm (39.37” x 44”)
1 metre = 100cm or 39.37"
1 yard = 36 inches or 91.4 centimetres
1 Foot = 12 inches or 30.48 centimetres
(to simplify…1 metre is approx. 3 inches longer than a yard)
FABRIC: 100% Cotton (quilting, apparel, craft)
MANUFACTURER: M & S Textiles Australia
AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ARTIST: NATASHA STUART
PALETTE: Multicoloured on red
THE DESIGN: In Central Australia, the wild fig grows naturally over a large area. The fig is edible when eaten raw and has a slight sweet taste. Dried figs are ground into paste to eat.
Aboriginal people arrived on the Australian continent at least 50,000 years ago. They found ways of surviving that reveal an extensive and detailed knowledge of their environment. Their understanding of native plants goes far beyond just knowing what is edible. For Survival and hunting they invented weapons and tools. Many of these things were unknown until recently. Even towards the end of last century it was hard to find a 'bush tucker' restaurant in Australia. Now there are a number of restaurants that offer bush tucker on their menu.
Natasha skilfully shows through her artwork how the wild fig may be used in combination with other traditional foods including kangaroo, emu, platypus, fish and echidna.
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