M & S Textiles Australia
UNDERGROUND WATER OLIVE by Australian Aboriginal Artist JANET LONG NAKAMARRA
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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
AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ARTIST: JANET LONG NAKAMARRA is a well-known and skilled artist. Janet's design skilfully depicts soakage, aquifers, porous rocks, etc., in this vivid design.
PALETTE: white, shades of brown and olive
THE DESIGN: Water is the most precious commodity in the Northern Territory where the annual rainfall in the Alice Springs area is only about 24mm a year. 90% of the Northern Territory's water supply comes from underground. The Todd River flows through Alice Springs only when there is a downpour of rain. Otherwise, most of the time the river is just a dry sand bed. The dry bed of the Todd River is the only place in the world where a Regatta race is held on the dry sand and soil, known as 'The Todd River Race'.
In earlier times there was no 'town water' supply available. Despite this the Aboriginal people knew where to find drinking water beneath the soil near trees and rocks. The activity of wild birds also directed the Aboriginal people to water sources. The Aboriginal people used digging sticks, coolamon, etc., to dig and fetch their drinking water.
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