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Aboriginals from M & S Textiles Australia
M&S Textiles Australia is found 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.
At M&S Textiles Australia, all their 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, these fabrics work very well together with other fabrics. During the process of converting the original artwork to the printed fabrics, M&S Textiles works very closely with the mill to replicate the ideas and intentions of the artists. Further, M&S Textiles licenses each artwork showcased 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.