M & S Textiles Australia
LAND OF UTOPIA BLACK by Aboriginal Artist Anna Pitjara
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Premium quality 100% cotton quilting weight fabric suitable for quilting/patchwork, dressmaking/apparel, soft furnishings and craft.
Purchase continuous lengths by the 1/4m (25cmx112cm) unit:
- 1 unit = 25cm x 112cm ( 9.84”x44”)*
- 2 units = 50cm x 112cm ( 19.7”x44”)
- 3 units = 75cm x 112cm ( 29.5”x44”)
- 4 units = 100cm x 112cm ( 39.37”x44”)
- 5 units = 125cm x 112cm (49.21”x 44”)
- 6 units = 150cm x 112cm ( 59.07”x44”)
- 7 units = 175cm x 112cm ( 68.91”x44”)
- 8 units = 200cm x 112cm ( 78.75”x44”) etc.
*If you would prefer a Fat Quarter (50cm x 56cm) instead of 25cm strip please leave a message as you go through the checkout.
**Purchases of more than 1 unit of the same fabric will be sent as a single piece.
FABRIC: 100% Cotton (quilting, apparel, craft)
MANUFACTURER: M & S Textiles Australia
PALETTE: White, grey, on black
ABOUT THE ARTIST: ANNA PITJARA comes from the Utopia region of central Australia. She belongs to the Petyarre/Pitjara family and speaks the Anmatyerre language. Her dreaming mainly involves body painting, bush yam, yam seeds, sandhills, etc.
THE DESIGN: The Utopia region of Australia is the home of many aboriginal people covering over 3500 square kilometres in the vicinity of the Sandover River. Some of the people now live in the metro area of Alice Springs and also in the camping sites out in the bush. The aboriginal people prefer living close to the bush and taking care of their land. The two main languages in the region are Alyawarr and Anmatyerre.
The name Utopia (Uturupa), means 'big sand hill'. Utopia is a region in the northwest of Central Australia and is an amalgamation of several large and small communities. There are only a few schools, grocery supply stores, and hospitals in this remote area. Alice Springs is the nearest large town. The highways to the communities include unsigned roads, and mud roads and are a rich source of red dirt as seen in the central deserts of Australia. Often the vast landscape is depicted as 'sandhills' by the Aboriginal artists.
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