Box top - Women's Business *pre-sale*

$130.00 

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Box top - Women's Business *pre-sale*
Box top - Women's Business *pre-sale*
Box top - Women's Business *pre-sale*
Box top - Women's Business *pre-sale*
Box top - Women's Business *pre-sale*
Box top - Women's Business *pre-sale*
Box top - Women's Business *pre-sale*
This item is currently in production, and will be posted out from late October 2020. Limited stock available for pre-order now. 
  • Cropped, boxy shaped top
  • Short sleeves
  • Button at back of neck
  • Fabric designed by Mavis Marks, Haasts Bluff NT, printed in Sydney
  • Black print on white heavyweight linen
  • Top made in Sydney

Artist: Mavis Nampitjinpa Marks

Mavis is an accomplished Luritja Pintupi artist; born at Newhaven, 360km North West of Mpwartne (Alice Springs). She has been widely exhibited around Australia and the world. She is the sister of renowned Western Desert artists Ronnie Tjampitjinpa and Smithy Zimran Tjampitjinpa. She enjoys traveling to Kintore to visit with her sister Yuyuwa; and to Alice Springs to see her sister Gina. Mavis moved to Haasts Bluff as a teenager with her mother. When she married she moved to Mt Liebig with her husband and began to paint at the art centre there. Mavis returned to Haasts Bluff after the death of her husband, later moving to Papunya. Mavis likes to paint the women’s Ceremonial Dancing at Mt Liebig, and depicts their body painting designs. She also paints the story given to her by her grandfather of Kalipinpa, the Water Dreaming, which comes from her mother’s side. She has raised five children as her own, and her daughter Sylvana Marks, is also an artist.

Art story: Women’s Business

In this design, Mavis depicts women’s business. She paints the women’s ceremonial dancing at Mt Liebig, close to where she was born and where she has lived most of her life. 

Using bold brush strokes, she depicts the designs traditionally used for ceremonial body painting. 

Art centre: Ikuntji Artists

Ikuntji Artists is located in Haasts Bluff community, which is 230km west of Alice Springs, in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Ikuntji Artists was the first art centre established for women of the Western Desert art movement. Ikuntji Artists has many internationally renowned artists, who are represented in galleries and institutions around the world. Their art is famous for bold colour choice, decisive brush strokes, and rich cultural storytelling.

Size and fit 

Obby is 162cm tall and wears size 6. 

The following is size of the garment, in centimetres.

Size -> 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
bust 95 100 105 110 115 120 125 131 137
across shoulder 34 35 36 38 39 40.5 42 43 44
sleeve circ 32 33.5 35 36.5 38 39.5 41 43 44.8
hem circ 96 101 106 111 116 121 126 132 138
front length 40 41 42 43 44 46 48 50 52


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 3685 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.

Box top - Women's Business *pre-sale*
Box top - Women's Business *pre-sale*
Box top - Women's Business *pre-sale*
Box top - Women's Business *pre-sale*
Box top - Women's Business *pre-sale*
Box top - Women's Business *pre-sale*
Box top - Women's Business *pre-sale*