MEN AND WOMEN HUNTING – PURPLE
Designer: Kerry Pearce
Composition: 100% Cotton
Fabric Width: 110 cm
Men and Women Hunting is by aboriginal designer Kerry Pearce basing the design on traditional Dreamtime stories.
Dreamtime Story for Men and Women Hunting
Indigenous people of Australia hunt and fetch their food from various sources came from the bush, the land and the sea. They use Bush Tucker such as Bush Banana, Bush Berries, Bush Plums etc. as their diet. They also hunt in the wild for wild animals. Men hunt Kangaroo with various hunting tools they have procured from their ancestors and women pick the fruits & vegetables from the bush. Over the years, they have learnt various ways of hunting, collecting and preparing their food.
Kerry Pearce is a young artist from the Coniston Station in the northwest of Alice Springs, Northern Territory. She belongs to Anmatyerre language group. Her learning with art & crafts helped her to gain a skilful hand and the teachings from her family and ancestors. In this artwork, Kerry depicted on how her people used to hunt in the bush for their food.