Box dress - Stingray (black on beige)
This variant is currently sold out
- Mid thigh/ above knee length
- Short sleeves
- Loose shift fit
- Key hole button clasp at back of neck
Black print on 'natural' heavyweight linen
Designed by Cathy Bundamurra, Kalumburu WA
- Hand screen printed
- Dress made ethically in Sydney
Artist: Cathy Bundamurra
“I grew up in Kalumburu. My family is Kwini tribe, but we’re half desert mob. My father is from country over near Port Hedland. The old people used to live in the bush, going hunting, inland; and fishing in the salt water. Then they got them, put them on a mission, grew them up. My father came to Kalumburu from Port Hedland when he was 9 years old. My mum was working with the nuns at the mission here, and they got married when they were old enough. My mum and dad had 10 kids. My dad worked opening all the roads up to the beaches; my mum worked at the mission, and raised us all up. My oldest brother and oldest sister helped my mum look after us. We lived in a little small house. Sometimes we go visit family in Port Hedland. I normally paint animals - goanna, fish, snakes - sometimes Wandjina, sometimes Gwion figures.”
Art story: Marlingu (oysters)
I created this Marlingu (Oysters) design for Magpie Goose in August 2018. We get a lot of oysters at McGowen beach. The old people used to tell us that oysters are good medicine for when we have chest problems, like heavy colds and flus. We eat them raw, but sometimes we cook them on the coals; they’re more yummy this way! We get them straight off the rocks; we get a hammer or an axe and just chip it off the rocks. You can get them all along the coast; so if we get too much from McGowen, then we go to the next beach. Our whole family goes out camping at the beach. Makes us feel good - to be out on country, and to feel the spirit of the bush. There’s no stress. Nothing stressed about the bush! Just peaceful there. My design also has the pearls that you can find in the oysters - but we don’t get them as big as the ones you see in Broome! Some people they just keep it when they find pearl; some people make necklaces out of it! I have found little black small pearls before. There’s a lot of pearl farming in Broome.”
Size and fit
Measurement is of the garment, in cms.
Sonja wears 14 (bust: 112cm, waist; 100cm, hips: 105cm height: 168cm)
|bottom hem width (cms)||110.6||115.6||120.6||125.6||130.6||135.6||140.6||145.6||150.6|
|length (from scooped neck to hem)||80||82||83.5||85||86.5||88.5||90||92||93.5|
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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