Box dress - magpie geese (murnubbarr karrolka) - blue

Box dress - magpie geese (murnubbarr karrolka) - blue

Regular price $260.00
  • Mid thigh/ above knee length
  • Short sleeves
  • Pockets
  • Loose shift fit
  • Key hole button clasp at back of neck
  • black and white print on blue cotton
  • Printed in Sydney
  • Dress made in Sydney
Artist and art centre
Dora Diaguma is a Kuninjku woman from Maningrida, in Western Central Arnhem land. Her design is hand screen printed by Publisher Textiles for 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 textiles that tell the ancestral stories of their Arnhem Land country and cultures.
Art story 

Dora designed Murnubbarr Karrolka (flying magpie geese) in 2003. Murnubbarr (magpie geese) are a waterbird found in abundance in the wetland areas of Kakadu and western Arnhem Land. Murnubbarrare a sustainably hunted and enjoyed manme (bush food). They are known to fly long distances, particularly in the wet season.

 

Size and Fit

6 8 10 12 14 16
bust (cms) 102 107 112 117 122 117
bottom hem width (cms) 110 115 120 125 130 135
length (cms from scooped neck to hem) 76.2 76.9 77.5 78.1 78.8 79.4

 

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.


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