A-line skirt - Mission fruits

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A-line skirt  - Mission fruits
A-line skirt  - Mission fruits
A-line skirt  - Mission fruits
A-line skirt  - Mission fruits
  • High waisted fit
  • Invisible zip on back
  • Mid thigh/above the knee cut (shorter than pencil skirt)
  • Neon yellow, pink and blue print on black linen
  • Print designed by Cissy Unghangu, Kalumburu WA
  • hand screen printed in Sydney
  • Skirt made in Sydney

Artist: Cissy Unghangu 

“I live in Kalumburu, in the North Kimberley WA. All my family are from here. I’m a Gaambera person on my mum’s side, and on my dad and grandmother’s side I'm a Kwini person. Gaambera country is up around Truscott area; you need a plane or a car to get there. Kwini people are the Traditional Owners of the country around Kalumburu. I live with my three kids - Melita (16), Ruby (12) and John Paul (one). I like to take the kids to play basketball - there’s a big court in Kalumburu. I love to go out fishing, and for a walk to the airport or the creek. We can’t camp at the moment because I worry about the baby crawling out to the sea! I love going out bush; I feel happy and free. I like doing pictures and artwork - it makes me feel good - but I wouldn't call myself an artist”

Art story: Mission Fruits

Cissy: “I drew the fruit that we used to have back in the old days, during the mission times. The mission people planted a fruit orchard. There were so many fruits - banana, watermelon, cashew nut, pineapple, tomato. When I was growing up we still had big mob of fruits to try - I loved the cashew nut tree. Now there’s mostly just lots of mangos. This is all way before my time - so I get Rosa (who’s an elder) to help tell the story. 

Rosa: “The mission garden had a lot of fresh veggies, fresh fruits. We did peanut farming too. Pineapples, mangos, dates, custard apples, tropical fruits: paw paws, bananas, we had everything down at the mission. Beetroots, carrots, silverbeets, capsicums, lettuce, you name it - we had everything here. It was our garden of Eden. We all helped in the garden after school.”

Cissy: “When I see my design - how it got put on the computer - I feel good. It will look good on the clothes because of the colour. It will be all kinds of colours, because of the fruit. I can't wait to see.” 

Size and fit 

Measurement is of the garment, in cms. 

Leecee wears size 8 (bust: 85cm, waist: 90cm, hips: 80cm, height: 162cm)

Size

6

8

10

12

14

16

waist (cms)

67

72

77

82

87

92

hips (cms)

95

100

105

110

115

120

 

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)

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.

 

A-line skirt  - Mission fruits
A-line skirt  - Mission fruits
A-line skirt  - Mission fruits
A-line skirt  - Mission fruits