Alpara Seed Yellow Australian Aboriginal fabric by Rosie Bird
Alpara Seed yellow Australian Aboriginal fabric is an intricate design depicting the alpara (rat-tail plant) seeds in brilliant shades of orange, red and Sunshine on a yellow background.
The Australian Aboriginal fabric is printed on 100 % soft hand cotton that is 42" wide. The repeat is 8" vertically (running along the selvedge) by 8" horizontally (going across from selvedge to selvedge). It is ideally suited for quilting, garments, home decor and other fabric crafts.
Rosie is the second daughter of Lindsay Bird Mpetyane and Mavis Bird Petyarre. Lindsay is senior leader of Ilkawerne country, teacher of the Dreamtime stories and well known Utopia artist.
Rosie has been painting since 1989, learning from her father, aunts and uncles. She lives amongst a large community of painters. Rosie also works as a teacher's aid at Akaye School in the Utopia Region, helping the local children learn to read and write in English and Anmatyerre.
The color of the fabric is not represented properly in the first picture, it is much more juicy yellow/orange as shown in the smaller second picture!!!