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Fabric: Aboriginal by the yard


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M&S Textiles Australia was founded with the dream of empowering the Australian Aboriginal Designs to create on-demand, custom-designed textiles. Australian Aboriginal or Indigenous designs are colorful, vibrant and decorative. It is one of the longest continuing traditional arts in the world.
This tradition goes back to over 50,000 years. In early days, the Aboriginal people performed cave painting, rock painting, sand or ground painting, etc. At present the Aboriginal artworks are sought after items both in Australia and worldwide. Since 1990, M&S Textiles Australia is the largest manufacturer of Australian Aboriginal designs printed on good quality 100% cotton fabric. They source our fabrics from 100% natural cotton & eco-friendly manner.
At M&S Textiles Australia, all the designs are created by Australian Aboriginal artists and their experience with the Dreamtime. The designs are crafted using only the colors seen in nature; because of this, their fabrics work very well together with other fabrics. During the process of converting the original artwork to the printed fabrics, they work very closely with the mill to replicate the ideas and intentions of the artists. This is their way of paying the respect to the artist. Further, M&S Textiles licenses each artwork showcased on the website and pays a fair share of the price to the artist or the aboriginal community.
Most of the Aboriginal designs printed by M&S Textiles have a Dreamtime story to tell. According to Aboriginal mythology, dreamtime is the time when the world was dark. There was nothing on earth. Soil was soft, their forefathers sprang up from underneath the soil and started building most of the requirement for their future generations; e.g. they built mountains, rivers, waterholes, trees, light gardens and many more. The Dreamtime is not a religion or cult; it is the way of living or a philosophy of living. Body painting, corroboree, men’s business, women’s business etc. are strictly obeyed by the Aboriginal people. Aboriginal used to be nomadic; they used to collect foods from nature, by hunting and gathering. However, they never do anything to hoard or spoil the nature. They used to honour their ancestral lands or environment. Today, many Aboriginals get a good education.

Capital Quilts is honored to carry these beautiful fabrics.

 
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Cool Aussie Aboriginal 5" Charm Squares



Price:     $ 10.99



 

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Earth-toned Aussie Aboriginal 2.5" Strips



Price:     $ 43.99



 

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Earth-toned Aussie Aboriginal 5" Charm Squares



Price:     $ 10.99



 

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M&S- Around Waterhole Purple



Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Body Painting 2 Black

Aboriginal Culture has existed for many thousands of years. Aborigines portray their ancient culture and spiritual significance by painting their bodies with designs and motifs. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Bush Camp Purple

Design depicts different types of medicinal leaves in the Bush Camp. The semi circles represent people and the concentric circles are waterholes. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Bush Coconut Dreaming Brown

Brown and white designs on a field of gray represent the bush coconut a bush tucker food eaten by Aborigines of central Australia. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Bush Dreamings of Utopia Purple

Tanya Price has lived in Utopia all her life. There is an abundance of Dreamtime bush plum trees with yellow and red fruits, with the waterholes guarded by wild floral plants. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Bush Dreamings of Utopia Red

Tanya Price has lived in Utopia all her life. There is an abundance of Dreamtime bush plum trees with yellow and red fruits, with the waterholes guarded by wild floral plants. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Bush Dreamings of Utopia Yellow

Tanya Price has lived in Utopia all her life. There is an abundance of Dreamtime bush plum trees with yellow and red fruits, with the waterholes guarded by wild floral plants. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Bush Food Dreaming Ecru

Food and people motifs on a pastel orange background. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.50 per yard



 

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MS- Bush Food Dreaming Mint

Food and people motifs on a purplish gray background. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.50 per yard



 

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MS- Bush Medicine 2 Blue

Aboriginal people of Australia have identified numerous natural remedies for common sicknesses. The Medicine Man offers the right medicinal plant mixed with animal fats. Light blue and white on a dark blue field. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Bush Medicine 2 Brown

Aboriginal people of Australia have identified numerous natural remedies for common sicknesses. The Medicine Man offers the right medicinal plant mixed with animal fats. Light brown and white on a darker brown field. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Bush Onions & Wild Flowers Black

Kimberly Aboriginal people gather bush onions by digging in the sand. The best time to gather bush onions is in April/May. Onions are also a favorite food of Brolgas, a native bird. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Bush Onions & Wild Flowers Green

Kimberly Aboriginal people gather bush onions by digging in the sand. The best time to gather bush onions is in April/May. Onions are also a favorite food of Brolgas, a native bird. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Bush Onions & Wild Flowers Purple

Kimberly Aboriginal people gather bush onions by digging in the sand. The best time to gather bush onions is in April/May. Onions are also a favorite food of Brolgas, a native bird. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Bush Tomato Gold

Shades of orange purple green coral and taupe. The design shows women (horseshoe shapes) sitting around the waterhole with picked fruit on the coolaman (trays). 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Bush Tucker After Rain Green

Greens golds and reds on a brown background. After a rare rain in the semi-arid Northern Territory the area bursts into bloom and bush tucker becomes abundant. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.50 per yard



 

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MS- Bush Tucker After Rain Red

Red yellow white and green on a charcoal gray background. After a rare rain in the semi-arid Northern Territory the area burst into bloom and bush tucker becomes abundant. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Corroboree Black

Corroboree is a ceremonial gathering of Aboriginal people. Multiple colors on a black background. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Dancing Flowers Pink

Pink gold yellow and purple flowers bond together. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Dreamtime River Bed Black

In this beautiful design, Anna skillfully depicts the dry river bed where people are walking, discussing how to maintain the river bed for future generations to come. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Dreamtime River Bed Green

In this beautiful design, Anna skillfully depicts the dry river bed where people are walking, discussing how to maintain the river bed for future generations to come. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Dreamtime River Bed Purple

In this beautiful design, Anna skillfully depicts the dry river bed where people are walking, discussing how to maintain the river bed for future generations to come. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Dropping Seeds Black

The seeds of the plum tree are abundant. A very tasty bread is made from powdered plum seeds. White on black. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Fresh Life After Rain Green

Orange, yellow, purple, and white on a green background. The motifs depict the sudden blooming of wildflowers in the desert area after a rare rain. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.50 per yard



 

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MS- Gathering By the Creek Black

A place with rock art, waterhole, and wild bush is referred to as a Creek where the Aboriginal women gather to either find food, fetch water or perform a ceremony or a ritual. 100% cotton, 4445" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Gathering By The Creek Brown

A place with rock art, waterhole, and wild bush is referred to as a Creek where the Aboriginal women gather to either find food, fetch water or perform a ceremony or a ritual. 100% cotton, 4445" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Gathering By the Creek Burgundy

A place with rock art, waterhole, and wild bush is referred to as a Creek where the Aboriginal women gather to either find food, fetch water or perform a ceremony or a ritual. 100% cotton, 4445" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Gathering By the River Blue

Aboriginal people gather near the river for various ceremonial rituals, where they perform dances, rock-art, story-telling, etc. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

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MS- Goanna Dreaming Black

The Goanna is hunting for its food in the Aboriginal Habitat. Women (semi-circles) are sitting near the waterholes and people are walking along a path in the bush. Red blue gold and white on a black background. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Goanna Dreaming Green

The Goanna is hunting for its food in the Aboriginal Habitat. Women ( semi-circles) are sitting near the waterholes and people are walking along a path in the bush. Black blue gold and white on a green background. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Kingfisher Camp by River Ecru

According to designer Nambooka, the kingfisher teaches us about alertness and opportunity. We must first look and then decide if it is the right choices for us to benefit our lives. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Land Of Utopia Black

The name Utopia (Uturupa), means Big Sand Hill, a region in the northwest of Central Australia, home of designer Anna Pitjara. Alice Springs is the nearest town. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Land of Utopia Red

The name Utopia (Uturupa), means Big Sand Hill, a region in the northwest of Central Australia, home of designer Anna Pitjara. Alice Springs is the nearest town. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Land of Utopia White

The name Utopia (Uturupa), means Big Sand Hill, a region in the northwest of Central Australia, home of designer Anna Pitjara. Alice Springs is the nearest town. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Meeting Places Ecru

Meeting places are very important in Aboriginal culture. Elders (circles) and others meet together to discuss the wellbeing of the community. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Men And Women Hunting Purple

Indigenous people of Australia hunt and fetch their food from various sources came from the bush, the land and the sea. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MS- Possum Land and Water Dreaming Blue

The Australian possum is not the same animal as the American opposum. The fabric designer dreams of how Possum travels on land and water. Black background. 100% cotton, 44/45" wide.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 
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