Bush Plum Ecru by Polly N Wheeler for M&S Textiles Australia
Dreamtime: The Bush Plum is a vital food source for the Aboriginal people and is frequently featured in the Women’s dreaming stories. The fruits are harvested by shaking the trees until they fall to the ground but the fruits, although already quite sweet, need to be soaked in water to soften and plump them for eating.The Bush Plum tree flowers in Spring.
M&S Textiles Australia is the largest manufacturer of Australian Aboriginal designs. Aboriginal artworks are popular throughout the world and the only living ancient artworks. This tradition goes back 50,000 years, revealed by carbon dating of rock painting, cave painting etc. It is amazing that many of the artists do not have any formal education or training.