Yuendumu Bush Tomato Black Australian Aboriginal fabric by Audrey Napanangka
Yuendumu Bush Tomato black Australian Aboriginal fabric depicts women after collecting Bush Tomatoes in lovely earth and bush colors on a black background. This Australian Aboriginal fabric is printed on 100 % soft hand cotton that is 42" wide. The repeat is 12", and the fabric is ideally suited for quilting, garments, home decor and other fabric crafts. The color given by the artist (black) is slightly misleading for this fabric!
Bush Tomato or wild tomato plant is usually waxy looking. It grows in the creek area in Northern Territory. The ripe fruits have a strong fragrance which may be smelled from long distances. A single plant produces many fruits. These fruits are tasty. Bush Tomato is rich in sources of potassium and vitamin C. There are more than 100 varieties of bush tomatoes, but only a handful numbers are edible. Some may be poisonous or may cause sickness. Harvesters normally collect sundried fruits of the small bushes in the late summer and early winter. Audrey Napanangka?s artwork is vivid and strong. Design shows women(u) are sitting around waterhole with already picked up fruits on the coolaman (Special wooden toy) and digging sticks.
Yuendumu is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia,293 kilometres northwest of Alice Springs on the Tanami Road, within the Central Desert Region local government area. It ranks as one of the larger remote communities in central Australia, and has a thriving community of Aboriginal artists