Box dress - Marlingu (Oysters)

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Box dress - Marlingu (Oysters)
Box dress - Marlingu (Oysters)
Box dress - Marlingu (Oysters)
Box dress - Marlingu (Oysters)
Box dress - Marlingu (Oysters)
  • Mid thigh/ above knee length
  • Short sleeves
  • Pockets
  • Loose shift fit
  • Key hole button clasp at back of neck
  • Cream print on khaki linen/cotton
  • Designed by Nina Maraltadj, Kalumburu WA 
  • Hand screen printed
  • Dress made ethically in Sydney

Artist: Nina Maraltadj

"My name is Maria Maraltadj but people call me Nina. I have lived in Kalumburu all my life. I am Kwini, and my language is Bela. My family’s country is Cape Londenery area. I live in Kalumburu but we take our children to McGowan beach on the weekend and school holidays. It’s just 20km out of Kalumburu. We’ve been going there since we were kids; that’s when the old people used to teach us what to eat; what to find in the bush. Now we’re teaching our kids.  

I have two children, and two grandaughters. My sister runs Bela language courses here in Kalumburu; I help out by teaching the kids when I’m looking after them. I like getting together with the women at the Women’s Centre: to have a yarn, and paint. I mostly paint the Gwion figures that the old people used to do as rock art (you can find these in my mothers country, along the coast); they are the ancestors of our people. They are also our protector spirits of us and our sacred places and waterholes. Their songs and dances are about their journey through life.”

Art story: Marlingu (oysters)

"I created this Marlingu (Oysters) design for Magpie Goose in August 2018. We get a lot of oysters at McGowen beach. The old people used to tell us that oysters are good medicine for when we have chest problems, like heavy colds and flus. We eat them raw, but sometimes we cook them on the coals; they’re more yummy this way! We get them straight off the rocks; we get a hammer or an axe and just chip it off the rocks. You can get them all along the coast; so if we get too much from McGowen, then we go to the next beach. Our whole family goes out camping at the beach. Makes us feel good - to be out on country, and to feel the spirit of the bush. There’s no stress. Nothing stressed about the bush! Just peaceful there. My design also has the pearls that you can find in the oysters - but we don’t get them as big as the ones you see in Broome! Some people they just keep it when they find pearl; some people make necklaces out of it!  I have found little black small pearls before. There’s a lot of pearl farming in Broome.”

Size and fit

Sonja is wearing a size 14.

She is 168cm tall and her measurements are: Bust: 112cm Waist: 100cm Hip: 105cm

Freja is wearing a size 8.

She normally wears a Magpie Goose Size 8. She is 166cm tall and her measurements are: Bust: 83cm Waist: 72cm Hip: 93cm

Garment Measurements:

Size 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
bust (cms) 102 107 112 117 122 127 132 137 142
Hips 103 108 113 118 123 128 133 138 143
bottom hem width (cms) 110.6 115.6 120.6 125.6 130.6 135.6 140.6 145.6 150.6
length (from scooped neck to hem) 80 82 83.5 85 86.5 88.5 90 92 93.5


See here for our sizing guide.

Treat me right

Design is printed on cotton/linen with quality inks and then heat-set; designs are colourfast. Each metre of fabric is hand-printed and is unique - fabulous variations often occur!

Please treat your wearable art with love and care – we recommend cold hand wash, dry in shade, and reverse iron.

Shipping

Standard Australia Post: AUD $8 (approx 5 business days)

Express Australia Post: AUD $11 (approx 1 - 2 business days)

NZ standard post: $13

NZ express post: $20

Standard International post: AUD $15

Express International Post: AUD $25

Free standard shipping Australia-wide for all orders over $500

All orders are packed and dispatched from Brisbane (Postcode 4101 if you would like to get an estimate from Aus Post). Orders made before 2pm will be posted that day, and after 2pm will be posted next business day. 

Our guarantee: returns and exchanges

We want you to be happy with your Magpie Goose item + for it to fit well. We will exchange, provide a store credit, or provide a refund if your item does not fit or if the piece is not right for you! Full returns policy here.

Box dress - Marlingu (Oysters)
Box dress - Marlingu (Oysters)
Box dress - Marlingu (Oysters)
Box dress - Marlingu (Oysters)
Box dress - Marlingu (Oysters)
 
Size (au) 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Bust (cm) 83 88 93 98 103 108.5 114 119.5 129.5
Waist (cm) 63 68 73 78 83 88.5 94 99.5 105
Hip (cm) 92 97 102 107 112 117.5 123 128.5 134


 

 

 

 

* This chart refers to your body measurements (in cm) Actual garment measurements can be found on each individual product page.

 



HOW TO MEASURE YOURSELF TO FIND YOUR BEST FIT:


Use a measuring tape. Alternatively, you can use a piece of ribbon/string and then measure it with a ruler afterwards.


Don’t hold the tape measure too tightly to your body, you should be able to breathe comfortably when measuring.


It makes things easier if you do your measurements in front of a mirror or if you have a friend to help you out.


Take your measurements over bare skin or in your underwear. 

 

Note: it is a good idea to take into account what underwear you normally wear. For example: if you normally wear a padded bra, it’s best to measure whilst wearing that bra as the padding can quite dramatically alter your measurements. Similarly, if it is a style that you wouldn't normally wear a bra with, measure over your bare skin.



Bust:


With your shoulders relaxed and arms by your sides measure the largest point of your bust, ensure the tape measure is held level around your back.


Waist:


Relax (don’t breathe in!) and measure the narrowest part of your waist, if you are unsure, bend sideways and where you ‘bend’ is a good indicator.


Hip:


Stand with your feet together. Measure around the  widest part of your hips and bottom. Ensure you keep the tape measure level.



HOW TO USE GARMENT MEASUREMENTS TO GET YOUR BEST FIT:


Each of the Magpie Goose product pages will have some key measurements of that specific garment and advice about the fit (eg. oversized, true to size etc).
To put it simply, you want your BODY measurement to be SMALLER than the GARMENT measurements. You want to allow a few cm extra for “breathing space”.
A good way to check your desired fit is to get your favourite pair of pants and check the waist measurement on those. You can do the same thing for the bust measurement of a top, etc.


If you need some help with deciding  your size, just get in touch! hello@magpiegoose.com

Or, if when you receive your order it’s still not right, that’s ok too! Check out our returns process here