Bush Melon an original artwork by Betty Mbitjana has been used by our artisans to create this outfit to use with 21cm dolls. For thousands of years, Aboriginal people were hunters and gatherers living entirely on the abundant wild food also known as bush tucker. Nowadays many of them still eat this traditional food but they no longer rely on it for survival. The Bush Melon is a sweet bush tucker that once grew in abundance at Utopia. As well as providing water, these melons are a good source of some essential vitamins and minerals. Betty’s mother and other women would gather the fruit to be eaten at once, or to be stored for times when bush tucker was scarce. The Aboriginal iconography in this work refers to awelye (body paint) associated with the women’s ceremony and the bush melon. The U-shape with lines represents women and other lines represent body painting markings. The large circles represent a ceremonial site and small circles represent the bush melon itself. The dotted areas are seed pods rom the bush melon. An innovative and unique resource to encourage cultural competence, respect for diversity and exploration of identity. This resource also explores the heritage associated with traditional storytelling elements and connects children to our rich and diverse history. Made from 100% eco friendly natural cotton.
Awe & Wonder
Unit of measure
Be the first to review this product!
Help other shoppers by writing reviews for products you have purchased.
Metro Postage - $10.90 rural and regional surcharge may be applied additionally. Rural & PO Box Postage - $16.50 Express Post 5kg - $25.00 Delivery Australia Wide
Express Post Large (5kg) satchels are are designed for items weighing up to 5kg. Dimensions: 435 x 510mm. Sendle 25kg Postage Metro Areas - $36.95 Delivery Australia WideClick & Collect - $0.00 Collect from warehouse U6/73 Walters Drive Osborne Park. Call to arrange time 0409 799 144