Papoose Felt | Nesting Bowls -Aussie Colours


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100% wool felt | Age: 0+ | Sorting, Stacking, Storing | Set of 3
Open-ended play and learning opportunities abound with this 3 x piece Nested Bowl which bear symbols that are named on the bottom of the bowls

Set of 3 wool felt nested bowls in Australian earth colours, stacking, nesting, adding to any imaginary game and after play -perfect for storing loose play items. The largest bowl measures 9cm Height x 17cm Diameter.
Ethically made in Nepal by Papoose Toys It is a gorgeous set that can be played with in many ways and is safe for very little children.
Each piece is made using 100% natural wool products and non-toxic biodegradable dyes

While this bowl set is not a true representation of the Australian Aboriginal Flag – it seems like a reasonable place to learn about the history of this flag.

The Australian Aboriginal Flag was designed by artist Harold Thomas and first flown at Victoria Square in Adelaide, South Australia, on National Aborigines Day in July 1971. It became the official flag for the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra after it was first flown there in 1972. Since then, it has become a widely recognised symbol of the unity and identity of Aboriginal people.

In view of the flag’s wide acceptance and importance in Australian society, the Commonwealth took steps in 1994 to give the flag legal recognition. After a period of public consultation, in July 1995 the Aboriginal flag was proclaimed a ‘Flag of Australia’ under the Flags Act 1953.
Form and symbolism -The meanings of the three colours in the flag, as stated by Harold Thomas, are:

  • Black – represents the Aboriginal people of Australia.
  • Yellow circle – represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector.
  • Red – represents the red earth, the red ochre used in ceremonies and Aboriginal peoples’ spiritual relation to the land.


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