Bush Plum and Waterhole Black Australian Aboriginal Fabric depicts Bush Plum Seeds in white on a black background
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Bush Plum and Waterhole Black Australian Aboriginal Fabric by June Bird

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Bush Plum and WaterholeBlack Australian Aboriginal Fabric was designed by June Bird. It depicts the fallen bush plums on the ground. The 100 % cotton fabric is 44" wide and has a soft hand. It is ideally suited for quilting, garments and home decor projects as well as, tote bags. 

June Bird was born ca 1955 at Mulga Bore in Utopia. She is a talented Aboriginal artist. 

An important part of women's role in traditional Aboriginal culture is to collect bush foods like beans, apples, tomatoes, cherries etc in a wooden bowl called coolamon. Yams are also collected by digging into the soil with digging sticks. June skillfully depicted the fallen bush plums on the ground and walking paths all around for the collectors of bush plums an other fruits. They eat the plums and make beautiful dough for tasty breads