Spirit Dreaming Purple Australian Aboriginal fabric by Anette Doolan
Spirit Dreaming Purple Australian Aboriginal Fabric by Anette Doolan for M&S Textiles Australia is a neat design featuring the spirits floating diagonally across the fabric in lovely shades of pinks, yellows and rosy purples. The Australian Aboriginal fabric is printed on 100 % fine cotton from India with a soft hand. It is ideally suited for quilting, garments, home decor or other fiber crafts. The fabric is 44" wide.
Indigenous Australians are one among the native people on earth with traditions and customs going back approx. 50000 years. Their belief system is built on their value and respect towards the land and the dreamtime. Though their dreaming about land differs among different groups, the idea of creation from their ancestors stays similar: ancestors and forefathers sprang up from the soil as spirits and started building mountains, rivers, waterholes, trees and garden for future generations. These ancestral spirits are considered the creators and they are part of their day to day lives. Aboriginals see death as a transition to another life. Spirits of these ancestral beings are transferred to a different shape, such as a tree, river, mountain, garden etc.
Anette Doolan comes from Santa Teresa of Central Australia