Bush Melon - Cherry
Vanilla, Sienna, Garnet, Orchid Pink, Dusky Plum, Rose Pink, Cherry
For thousands of years, aboriginal people were hunters and gathers living entirely on the abundant wild food also known as 'bush tucker.' The Aboriginal iconography of this print refers to awelye (body paint) associated with the women's ceremony and the bush melon, a sweet bush tucker once abundant in Utopia, Central Australia. The melons are displayed in vibrant color among 'U' shape lines representing women, and body paint markings, while the large circles represent ceremonial sites and the dotted areas seed pods from the bush melons. Larger circles are about 3 1/4", 'Bush Melon' by Betty Mbitjana for M & S Textiles Australia.