A-line dress - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lillies)

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A-line dress - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lillies)
A-line dress - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lillies)
A-line dress - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lillies)
A-line dress - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lillies)
  • scooped neckline on front 
  • A-line shift style
  • above knee length
  • Fabric designed by Uncle Noel Blair
  • hand screen printed
  • light blue print on red linen
  • Made in Sydney

Artist - Samara Billy 

Samara is a proud Alawa woman and has lived in Minyerri community her whole life. She played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Minyerri Arts and Cultural Centre and is one of the entrepreneurs behind the Gulbarn Tea business. Gulbarn is a bush medicine that grows naturally on Alawa country - Samara shares the tea with cafes and restaurants around Australia and the world! Samara is proud of being a positive role model for her daughters – Jayzena, Ashlene and Letty. She is raising them to be smart, innovative, connected to culture and to work hard.  

Art Story - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lilies) 

“My design is about Yalbun and Jo Jo - lily pads, and the stalk of the lily pad - that you can find in the billabong at Minyerri. Jo Jo is the stem – you can eat Jo Jo like celery. We eat it with salt. 

If you follow the stem of the lily pad to the mud, you find the Ganaya – the root. 

I did this design because it reminds me of when I used to go out and do cultural things out bush with all the elders. 

The old people used to make damper with the lily seeds. You collect the seeds, dry them in the sun, ground them up, mix with a bit of water, and then make a patty and fry it up – like a rissole! Everyone likes eating it with it when it’s cooked – it’s really soft, but also crunchy.”

Sizing 

Jeanika wears size s6 (this is the new, accurately size a-line dress pattern! Looser than earlier iterations).

a line dress  6 8 10 12 14 16
bust 92.6 97.6 102.6 107.6 112.6 117.6
hem width 66 68.5 71 73.5 76 78.5
dress length from neckline 81.59 82.37 83.15 83.93 84.71 85.49

 

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.

Shipping

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

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

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 South Coast NSW within 2 business days (Postcode 2540 if you would like to get an estimate from Aus Post).



A-line dress - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lillies)
A-line dress - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lillies)
A-line dress - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lillies)
A-line dress - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lillies)