Scarf Design: Spirit Dreaming by Anette Doolan
Dreamtime: Indigenous Australians are one among the native people on earth with traditions and customs going back to approx. 50000 years. Their belief system is built on their value & respect towards the land and the dreamtime. Though their dreaming about land changes between different groups, the idea of creation from their ancestors, stays similar; ancestors and forefathers sprang up from underneath the soil as spirits and started building mountains, rivers, waterholes, trees, and light garden for future generations. These ancestral spirits are considered as the creators and they are part of their day to day life. Aboriginals belief death as a transition to another life, where they consider the spirit taking different form of life after death. Spirits / soul of these ancestral beings are transferred to a different shape such as a tree, river, mountain, garden etc. Anette Doolan comes from Santa Teresa of Central Australia. She belongs to the Doolan family and speaks Arrernte language. Her dreaming’s mainly involve Seven Sisters, Dancing Spirits, Spirit Dreaming etc.