Thanks to all of you who took part in our competition to figure out how we chose the specific colours in our new Charcoal Melange. After several weeks with no correct answers, we then had multiple correct entries. Congratulations to all of you who got the right answer and thank you to all of you who came up with some ingenious ideas from the Yorkshire mining, brass band flags, spotted woodpeckers, liquorice allsorts, smoke of the campfire, Jackson Pollock and so many more.
And the winner is Gordon Keay. How would you like to spend your £300 gift voucher Gordon? Congratulations, we will be in touch.
Though we have also decided to offer 2 runner up prizes of £50 each as each entry perfectly explains the answer:
Aaron Caswell’s of Perth wrote eloquently:
“You selected red, yellow and black as a homage to the Australian Aboriginal Flag colours, to pay tribute to the traditional custodians of the land from which your 100% traceable merino has been harvested.”
And also Ian Johnson for his interpretation:
“After reading about Glencoe, where it’s located, how respectful the farmer is to the land and adding indigenous trees I believe that the colours represent Australian aboriginal beliefs (Dreamtime).”
“Black represents the earth, marking the campfires of the dreamtime ancestors.”
“Red represents fire, energy and blood – ‘Djang’, a power found in places of importance to the Aborigines.”
“Yellow represents water, and the markings on the back of the great snake ancestor.”
“White represents the sky and stars, which are filled with the Aborigines ancestors who returned to the sky after creating the earth.”
We will be running more competitions next year, in the meantime we wish you a happy Christmas and a great end to the year. Thank you for everything.
We would like to share this Aboriginal poem by Julie Saunders:
Whence do you come from
She replies in time I come from long ago
My roots run deep in the valleys
My blood is entwined in rivers
My flesh moulded in the earth
As to the moon and stars and to the sun
I move to the rhythm of life and the very essence of sound echoing through the universe
So you ask
Source: Whence do you come from – Creative Spirits, retrieved from https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/arts/poems/whence-do-you-come-from