Box top - Lily pads


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Box top - Lily pads
Box top - Lily pads
Box top - Lily pads
Box top - Lily pads
  • Cropped, boxy shaped top
  • Short sleeves
  • Button at back of neck
  • Fabric designed by Dulcie Williams, Kalumburu WA
  • Cream print on turmeric medium weight linen
  • Hand screen printed 
  • Made ethically in Sydney

Artist: Dulcie Williams

Dulcie was born in Wyndham and grew up in Oombulgurri with her grandparents. She moved to Kalumburu when she was 18. She has one sister and three brothers. 

“I like living in Kalumburu - it’s quiet, I go for a walk every afternoon and look at the views. Sometimes I go to church, say prayers.” Dulcie now lives in Derby, WA. She is very excited to have her lily pad design on clothing.

Art story: Lily pads

“My design is the lily pads in the waterholes. The lily pads are along the waterhole in Oombulgurri. Oombulgurri was a small community. It got shut down, and everyone had to leave. Some moved to Wyndham. I came to Kalumburu. There’s biggest mob of waterholes in Oombulgurri - fresh water waterholes, no crocs. It’s beautiful. I painted the lily pads because I like drawing them. It reminds me of my favourite place. Everytime I go to the waterhole, I look at the lily pads. And I just jump in the waterhole and smell the lily pads. They smell good. I dive under the water and forget all my troubles. It’s my happy place”.

Dulcie created this design at a Magpie Goose textile design workshop at Kalumburu Strong Women's Centre in August 2018. 

Size and fit

Measurement is of the garment, in cms. 

Sharnie wears size 12 (bust: 93cm, waist: 83cm, hips: 91cm, height: 176cm)

Jub wears size 22 top loosely (bust: 116cm, waist: 100cm, hips: 121cm, height 165cm)

Size 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
bust 95 100 105 110 115 120 125 131 137
across shoulder 34 35 36 38 39 40.5 42 43 44
sleeve circ 32 33.5 35 36.5 38 39.5 41 43 44.8
hem circ 96 101 106 111 116 121 126 132 138
front length 40 41 42 43 44 46 48 50 52

Treat me right

Design is printed on 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.


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 top - Lily pads
Box top - Lily pads
Box top - Lily pads
Box top - Lily pads
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Lily Pads

Love it, this is my second box top so I knew it would fit and look great. I wear both with loose linen black pants, and love the colour added to my usual black wardrobe!

Linda S.
Australia Australia
Love the print

I love this print and shirt. The only thing I would prefer is that it wasn't too short for someone like me that doesn't like to show skin (belly). I have to wear a singlet underneath if I choose to wear this top even if it is the correct size for me (14). It wouldn't be a problem/issue for someone who has a slim figure though. For someone who is a bigger size it might not be so flattering especially if you need to lift your arms up type thing. Other than that, I can't flaw the material or print made by the artist. Just wished it was a little longer.

Chantelle L.
Australia Australia
Box tops - Lily Pads and Oyster Shells

I could not be happier with my two box tops. Just love the designs and the quality of the cotton. I was so happy with the Lily Pads designed by Dulcie Williams I then purchased the oyster shells, designed by Nina Maraltadj. Wish it was warmer for longer where I live so I could wear them for longer through the colder seasons! I could not believe how quickly they arrived, too.

Elizabeth J.
Australia Australia
Beautiful story, love this piece

Feels comfy and special all at once - thank you Dulce for such beautiful design and story.

Aimee B.
Australia Australia