The dotted motifs of much of today’s Aboriginal modern design work has become
the trademark of the contemporary Aboriginal Art movement. Its iconic status
developed from a culture stretching back into the history of an ancient land,
evolving and weaving into desert dreamtime stories.
Aboriginal people have
lived in Australia for many thousands of years. One of the secrets to their
success was their knowledge of nature and ‘bush food’ (‘bush tucker’).
There is an extensive range of native plants that the aboriginal people used
from food to medicine, one of them is the 'bush banana'. An important food
source, the bush banana is often portrayed in indigenous artwork.
Click here to read about the ‘Bush
(Leichhardtia australis) plant.