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Donna Abbat (aka) Abbots is an experienced and skillful artist who is best known for her Banana Leaves and Bush Banana.
Banana Leaves – Bush Banana (Alangkwe) is one of the most popular fruits among the Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory. Bananas are eaten when they are small or fully grown. Bush Banana leaves are very decorative, as well as they have certain medicinal values to cure wounds, pains and even the flu. Young leaves are eaten without any treatments, while older leaves are eaten after being steamed. Banana Leaves incorporates subtle colors with lots of movement. Available in two colorways, quilters around the world will be as delighted with Banana Leaves as much as Bush Banana.
Bush Banana is a totemic plant which is often a featured piece of many Aboriginal artists. Donna’s Bush Banana is about the climbing woody vine found growing on other shrubs and trees. Its’ flowers are creamy in color. The thick narrow leaves grow from a short stalk, with pear shaped fruits. The vines are often found growing in dry creek beds and water courses in arid zones.
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We have received the new selection of Aboriginal Fabrics and you are sure to find something to love about them. The Aboriginal fabric designers continue to come up with unique designs in outstanding color combinations. You can see a couple here, but either come into the store to see the rest or look at the online store for the “New Arrivals” tab.