Baby romper - Darbalun (goannas)

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Baby romper - Darbalun (goannas)
Baby romper - Darbalun (goannas)
  • Baby romper featuring hand screenprinted panel
  • Pink and red print on navy linen
  • Black cotton backing 
  • elastic legs and sides
  • three press-studs on straps for flexible fit
  • Three press-studs at bottom for easy nappy change
  • cross-over straps at back
  • Made ethically in Australia from garment offcuts

Art story - Darbalun (goannas)

“This design I made is the little goanna– in our Alawa language we call it Darbalun. We have them for lunch when we go out hunting for animals. We've lived on this animal for 65000 years, since time began! You catch it by lifting up a rock (they live under the rock). Then you chuck it in the coals - or make a stone oven (Ardarl in Alawa language). Every meat tastes like chicken, but chicken doesn’t describe it – it’s a taste to die for! There's a bigger goanna too – Warjindu in Alawa. The bigger goanna is my ‘second boss’; we both own each other, in our culture. We share ceremony, and share the same cultural state.

Each person is connected with an animal – for me it’s kangaroo, and the bigger goanna. These are my totems. My mother’s father, and my grandmother - my mum’s side of family - represent the goanna. And the goanna also represents this land, Alawa Country, Minyerri. This is goanna country.

I made this design in April 2018; I’m pretty excited to see it in a shirt! Now I’m wearing this shirt it makes me feel happy – what this little animal has helped me achieve!”

Artist: Samuel Daylight

Samuel Daylight is an Alawa man who was born and raised in Urapunga community. He has lived in Minyerri with his wife Agnes Wilfred and her family for the last 27 years. Samuel works at Minyerri Health Centre, and is the Chairman of Alawa Corporation. He likes going out bush, hunting, fishing and camping in his 4WD with his family on the weekend. He created his Darbalun (goanna) design at a Magpie Goose workshop at the Minyerri Arts and Cultural Centre in April 2018.

Size and fit

size 00. 3-6 months 

size 0. 6-12 months

size 1. 12-18 months 

size 2. 18-24 months. 

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 country Victoria (Postcode 3747 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.

Baby romper - Darbalun (goannas)
Baby romper - Darbalun (goannas)