Bush Skirt - Lanky

$229.00 

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Bush Skirt - Lanky
Bush Skirt - Lanky
Bush Skirt - Lanky
  • High waisted skirt
  • Below knee length
  • Pockets
  • Stretchy waist band at back (adds an extra 10-15cm)
  • Buttons down front - bottom two are functional 
  • Fabric designed by Dominica Wiliams Kalumburu
  • Cream and pink print on slate / navy tencel linen
  • Hand screen printed
  • Made ethically in Sydney

Artist: Dominica Williams

Dominica Williams is a young Kwini and Gaambera woman from Kalumburu community. 

“My family is from Kalumburu - my grandmother is Wunambal Gaambera, and my great great grandmother is Kwini. I grew up here in Kalumburu but I move around, between Broome, Derby and Kalumburu. 

I like coming to the Strong Women’s Centre - I like to do things like sewing, making earrings and jewellery.”

Art story: Lanky

“I did the lanky design for Magpie Goose in 2018, it’s a brolga that became a part of our community. Sylvester found him in the bush when he was a little chick - and he grew him up here in the community. Since then, he was always around, he never left the community. Lanky was part of the community - he was part of us. He was like the next person. The kids loved to play with him. He was a community friend. He would even come to the discos! The dogs chased him a lot. He had a family too of his own. He had a few chicks - with his girlfriend. He would go down to the billabong and wait for his family to come visit him.

When his owner (Sylvester) passed away; after everyone left the grave, he stuck around. He came and sat down at the grave. I think he knew: his dad had passed on. He still came round visiting with his little family. A lot of people fed him. He was OK in everybody's houses. People here were used to him. He was around for three or four years - when I was a teenager. 

I reckon Lanky will look good on clothes - people would be proud of him on clothes.”

Size and fit 

Measurements of item in CMs, with relaxed waist band. Waist band has about an extra 10-15cm stretch. 

Sharnie wears size 12 (bust: 93cm, waist: 83cm, hips: 91cm, height: 176cm)

 

6 8 10 12 14 16 18
waist 63.6 69 74 79 84 89 94
hem circ 206.7 211.8 216.9 222 227 232 237
length 75.5 75.5 75.5 75.5 75.5 75.5 75.5


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.

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.

Bush Skirt - Lanky
Bush Skirt - Lanky
Bush Skirt - Lanky