Baby romper - Kun-djorlok (Waterholes at Dilebang)
Baby romper - Kun-djorlok (Waterholes at Dilebang)

Baby romper - Kun-djorlok (Waterholes at Dilebang)

Regular price $50.00
  • Baby romper featuring hand screenprinted panel 
  • orange cotton on back
  • elastic legs and sides
  • three press-studs on straps for flexible fit
  • cross-over straps 

Artist and art centre

Jennifer is a Kuninjku artist from the Kurulk clan whose country lies around the outstation of Mumeka in central Arnhem Land.

Jennifer's design is hand screen printed by the women of Bábbarra Women’s Centre in Maningrida. ‘Bábbarra’ is a big billabong near Maningrida – it also means ‘girls’ or ‘women’. The Women’s Centre is made up of women from more than 12 language groups in the Maningrida region, and is home to Bábbarra Designs (founded in 1989) a social enterprise where artists design and handprint textiles that tell the ancestral stories of their Arnhem Land country and cultures.

Art story 

This design references Dilebang, which is an important ceremonial site for Kuninjku people.

Dilebang is also related to Buluwana and her family. During the ancestral time of creation when there was a great drought, Buluwana and her family camped at Ngandarrayo on Kurulk clan land. They were weak from thirst and close to death. The malevolent gigantic form of the Deaf Adder snake confronted the group. Buluwana attempted to run away with the rest of her family but was crushed and turned to stone.

At Dilebang, an arrangement of rocks standing in the ground remains as Buluwana’s present-day form. Only her head protrudes, as a prismic standing stone; the rest of her body is under the ground. Other human remains lying on rock ledges nearby are said to be the remains of other early ancestors.

Read more at www.babbarra.com

Size and fit

S.6-12 months 

M. 12-18 months

L. 18-24 months 

Treat me right

Design is printed on cotton 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.


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