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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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MandS- Wild Seed and Waterhole Yellow

The seeds and nuts of the bush fruit and bush trees lie on the ground. Black background.

Price:     $ 12.50 per yard



 

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MandS- Body Painting 2 Black DISCONTINUED



Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Body Painting 2 Blue DISCONTINUED



Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- 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.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Bush Camp Red

Design depicts different types of medicinal leaves in the Bush Camp. The semicircles represent people and the concentric circles are waterholes.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Bush Coconut Dreaming Brown

Brown and white designs on a filed of gray represent the bush coconut a bush tucker food eaten by Aborigines of central Australia.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Bush Food Dreaming Ecru

Food and people motifs on a pastel orange background.

Price:     $ 12.50 per yard



 

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MandS- Bush Food Dreaming Mint

Food and people motifs on a purplish gray background.

Price:     $ 12.50 per yard



 

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MandS- Bush Medicine 2 Blue

Red and gold swirls on a field of black.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Bush Medicine 2 Brown

Red and gold swirls on a field of black.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Bush Plum Dreaming Gold

Shades of blue brown green and gold on a field of black. Depicts hunting and gathering in Dreamtime.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- 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).

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Bush Tucker After Rain Green DISCONTINUED

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.

Price:     $ 12.50 per yard



 

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MandS- Bush Tucker After Rain Red DISCONTINUED

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.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Corroboree Black

Corroboree is a ceremonial gathering of Aboriginal people. Multiple colors on a black background

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Dancing Flowers Pink

pink gold yellow and purple flowers bond together

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Dropping Seeds Black

The seeds of the plum tree are abundant. A very tasty bread is made from powdered plum seeds. White on black.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Emu Bush Brown DISCONTINUED

Emu Bush is found in all states of Australia except Tasmania. Aboriginal people use the Emu Bush for cultural and medical purpose.

Price:     $ 12.50 per yard



 

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MandS- Fresh Life After Rain Green

MandS - Sandhill Burgandy

Price:     $ 12.50 per yard



 

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MandS- Gathering By the Creek Black



Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Gathering By the Creek Burgundy



Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Gathering By the River Blue



Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Goanna Dreaming Black

The Goanna is hunting for its food in the Aboriginal Habitat. Women (represented by 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.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Goanna Dreaming Green

The Goanna is hunting for its food in the Aboriginal Habitat. Women (represented by 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.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Land of Utopia Red



Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Meeting Places Blue

Meeting places are very important in Aboriginal culture. Elders and others meet together to discuss the wellbeing of the community. Various circles in the artwork represent the waterholes and the people sitting around the circle to discuss their communit

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Meeting Places Ecru

Meeting places are very important in Aboriginal culture. Elders and others meet together to discuss the wellbeing of the community. Various circles in the artwork represent the waterholes and the people sitting around the circle to discuss their communit

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- 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.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Possum Land and Water Dreaming Green

The Australian possum is not the same animal as the American opposum. The fabric designer dreams of how Possum travels on land and water. Green background.

Price:     $ 12.50 per yard



 

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MandS- Rebirth Butterfly Spirits Olive Green

MandS - Sandhill Burgandy

Price:     $ 12.50 per yard



 

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MandS- River Dreaming Black

In this fabric are depicted the twisted roots of the river bed the ripples and the natural line patterns formed in the sand. White on black background.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- River Dreaming Purple

In this fabric are depicted the twisted roots of the river bed the ripples and the natural line patterns formed in the sand. White on purple background.

Price:     $ 12.50 per yard



 

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MandS- River Dreaming White

In this fabric are depicted the twisted roots of the river bed the ripples and the natural line patterns formed in the sand. Black on white background.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Rock Art Dreaming Burgundy

Aboriginal rock art goes back 50,000 years. This fabric, its style sometimes referred to as Dot Painting, reflects the artist's kangaroo dreaming.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Sacred Womens Song Black

Sacred women (healers) collect medicinal herbs and leaves in the Bush singing as they do so some using digging sticks. Black background.

Price:     $ 12.50 per yard



 

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MandS- Salt Lake Black



Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 

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MandS- Spirit Dreaming Green

The spirits, arms stretched upwards, are the creators, springing up from under the soil to make the mountains, rivers, trees and all of Nature. They are part of everyday life for Aboriginals.

Price:     $ 12.99 per yard



 
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