Box top - Yuwurli (Mangrove worm)
Box top - Yuwurli (Mangrove worm)
Box top - Yuwurli (Mangrove worm)
Box top - Yuwurli (Mangrove worm)

Box top - Yuwurli (Mangrove worm)

Regular price $130.00
  • Cropped, boxy shaped top
  • Short sleeves
  • Button at back of neck
  • Fabric hand screen printed by Tiwi Design, Wurrumiyanga Tiwi Islands
  • Black print on light yellow cotton
  • Top made in Sydney

Artist and art centre 

This design was created by Angelo Munkara. It is hand screen printed at Tiwi Design, Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu), on Bathurst Island (Tiwi Islands), 80km North of Darwin. Tiwi Design aims to promote, preserve and enrich Tiwi culture – it supports over 100 artists to do painting, wood sculptures, textiles, ceramics, pandanus weaving and printmaking.

Art story

“Yuwurli worm are eaten raw and chopped from the stems of dead mangrove root.
The Tiwi people place the worm in the mouth head first and run their fingers down their body to squeeze the mud out. The head is bitten off and discarded.
Yuwurli worm is bush medicine when eaten during the right season.” - Tiwi Design

Size and fit 

Neda is 180cm tall, she wears s10 box top. Triscilla is 170cm tall – she wears size 12 box top.

6 8 10 12 14 16
bust 95 100 105 110 115 120
hem 96 101 106 111 116 121

 

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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