STORY - Women and Country Mug Collection
Wildflowers on Country
This work piece represents the beauty and abundance of wildflowers on country. New growth from heavy rains regenerates native wildflowers, which increases food sources and wildflowers for ceremony. The many different varieties of wild flowers, berries, seeds and pods, include many with medicinal properties and nectars used to make sweet drinks. Wildflowers also emphasises the importance of natural regrowth, of renewal, rebirth and the regeneration of Country.
Women Coming Together
This piece depicts women coming together to collect bush berries, seeds and
wildflowers on Country. Food collected by women such as fruits, seeds and grains for bread making provided a regular diet for Aboriginal families on a daily basis. Women possess a detailed knowledge of our local environment, knowing which plants held food and medicinal properties, how to use them, and where to find them. Women are educators, instilling in their jarjum’s (children) the knowledge of how to locate, gather, prepare food and care for Country.
Women on Country
For over a thousand generations, women have guided and supported each other on Country. Women have carried our Dreaming, song lines, languages and bush food and medicine knowledge. This has kept our culture strong and enriched us as the oldest continuing culture on the planet. Women possess a detailed knowledge of our local environment, knowing which plants hold food and medicinal properties, how to use them, and where to find them. Women are educators, instilling in their jarjums (children) the knowledge of how to locate, gather, prepare food and care for Country.