M & S Textiles Australia
LADIES DANCING AT CEREMONY GOLD by Australian Aboriginal Artist Margaret Wallace
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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:
Margaret Wallace is a well-known artist recognised for her neat compositions. Her works are highly sought after by art lovers.
In this design she has illustrated the dancing ladies beautifully. Some of the ladies are carrying digging sticks and coolamons (food tray or basket). When they get tired from dancing, they collect bush tucker to eat. They usually clean the dancing area and sit down with their accessories such as singing sticks in the middle of their resting area to eat the bush fruits for lunch.
Women are respected and play a vital role in all the ceremonies. Communal gatherings and ceremonies are very common in all aboriginal groups. These ceremonies are treated with respect and offerings are often made to the womens' ancestors. Women often apply painted designs of their dreams onto their bodies as communal offerings. They sing and perform a ceremonial dance. The ‘U’ shaped structure in the artwork represents women and their gathering at the ceremony. The dots in front of them indicate a dancing track where they perform the ceremony.
Aboriginal people of Australia have inhabited the land for no less than 60,000 years. They have created and manage a sustainable culture. 'Dreamtime' is the aboriginal understanding of the World, of its creation and of its creation stories.
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