Mountains - Spirit of the Bush 2 by Jesse Sutton for Kennard & Kennard fabrics
Mountains is a design by the Aboriginal Artist Jesse Sutton, representing the mountains in his ancestral home in browns, reds and oranges with a healthy helping of sand colors. The fabric is printed on a soft high quality 100% cotton substrate that runs 43" wide. It is ideally suited for quilting, home decor or fun, funky clothing.
Jesse says: This painting is called “Ntia Purrku” in the Kalkadoon language which means “Mountains” and this painting represents the many mountains in Kalkatungu country that are home to my people.
The Kalkadoon people were extremely tall and muscular which was a result from the mountainous country and valleys they walked and climbed and also the diet they had. They were one of the healthiest aboriginal clans which was attributed to their diet of wild game, fruits, vegetables and fish. There was an abundance of grass seeds, edible roots, vegetables, vines, caper, pea’s and berries and also mineralised water from the rivers and streams. This painting is my interpretation of Kalkadoon Country with the undulating mountains and valleys that are home to my people.