Blue Tongue Brown - Australian Aboriginal Fabric by Nambooka
Blue Tongue brown is an Australian Aboriginal fabric designed by Nambooka. This attractive Australian Fabric has an almost Asian feel and is perfect for quilting, home decorations, garments or bags/totes. The Australian Aboriginal fabric is printed on 100 % high thread count cotton from India and has a lovely soft hand. The fabric is 44” wide.
According to the Aboriginal dreamtime story, a man was making a dilly bag (an aboriginal bag made out of string from the kurrajong tree). Suddenly he saw a group of men approaching him. These men were his enemies and wanted to kill him. The man was scared and in order to protect himself, he turned into a blue-tongued lizard called kurrih. The lizard then crawled inside this dilly bag to save itself from the enemies. When he did this, the hard string of the bag stuck on his back and his skin became hard. This was the reason that even today blue tongue lizards have harder skin than other reptiles.
M&S Textiles Australia is the largest manufacturer of Australian Aboriginal designs printed on good quality 100% cotton fabric. Aboriginal artworks are popular throughout the world and the only living ancient artworks. Its tradition goes back 50,000 years ago revealed by carbon dating of rock painting, cave painting etc. It is amazing that many of the artists do not have any formal education or training.