Ecology garland *organic cotton

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Our love letter to the beautiful flora and fauna of Australia. 

Each image is digitally printed onto organic cotton sateen and cut into little flags. The edges are kept raw with a simple stay stitch.

Handmade in Australia

Total length 3 m/9.8 ft 
Images length: 100cm/3.3 ft

The images are in the public domain and are all sourced from the generous open access schemes from various wonderful museums. This is an excellent initiative that opens up so many beautiful images to be seen and enjoyed again. 

1. Eastern Rosella (Platycerous eximius)
This watercolour is unsigned. Found in the First Fleet Collection of journals, correspondence and drawings, ca 1786-1802, held in the Mitchell and Dixson Libraries.

2. Red-flowering Gum, Eucalyptus Ficifolia
Curtis's Botanical Magazine - Also known as The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed, is an illustrated publication which began in 1787. The longest running botanical magazine.

M.S. del J.N. Fitch lithograph  The image is marked “M.S. del", indicating that it was delineated by Matilda Smith

3. Red headed honey eater & Sanguineous honey eater
Henrik Gronvold (1858-1940)
Published by Witherby & Co.

4. Lepidoptera 1805 
E Donovan and F. & C. Rivington 1804

5. Green Honey Eater
Henrik Gronvold (1858-1940)

6. Hatchet-leaved daviesa, Daviesa physodes.
Hand-coloured botanical illustration drawn and lithographed by Walter Hood Fitch for Sir William Jackson Hooker's "Curtis's Botanical Magazine," London, Reeve Brothers, 1846. Fitch was a tireless Scottish artist who drew over 2,700 lithographs for the "Botanical Magazine" starting from 1834.

Shown with Safi sheet set, White rosette quilt and Butterfly garden and Valentine cushions