Classic fitted dress - Dakawa' (crayfish)

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Classic fitted dress - Dakawa' (crayfish)
Classic fitted dress - Dakawa' (crayfish)
Classic fitted dress - Dakawa' (crayfish)
Classic fitted dress - Dakawa' (crayfish)
Classic fitted dress - Dakawa' (crayfish)
  • low scooped neckline on front and back
  • Invisible zip on back
  • classic knee length
  • fitted around waist
  • Fabric designed by Dudley Forbes in Minyerri NT printed in Sydney
  • Cream print on black linen
  • Dress made in Sydney

Artist - Dudley Forbes

Dudley Forbes was born in Katherine, but grew up at a small outstation named Emu Springs near Daly River / Nauiyu. He lived in Bulman and Gapuwiyak in South East Arnhem Land before moving to Minyerri after meeting his now wife Rowena. They have two girls, and a new baby boy together. Dudley works as a driver for the Health Clinic in Minyerri.  “I play footy, go hunting (turkey, bullock), fishing mainly – that’s my fun!” Dudley’s father was an artist and inspired Dudley to develop an interest in art.  Dudley speaks Yolgnu Matha, Rambarrnga, and Kriol.

Art Story: Dakawa’ (crayfish)

“This design is about the crayfish – Dakawa’ in Yolgnu Matha (the language of East Arnhem Land). There are two kinds of crayfish – the one with the black on the side comes from the billabong, and the yellow one is from the river. Around Minyerri we catch these in McDonald and Minamia Rivers, Rocky River – any river that runs! We catch the black ones in the billabong that’s here in Minyerri. We catch them with a line, and a fish net. We dirty the water with our feet or with a stick (make it all muddy), then catch a heap! When we catch them, we break the claws off so we make sure they don’t bite.  

Then we chuck ‘em on the coals to cook them. They taste really good.”

Size and fit 

Obby is 162cm tall, and wears size 6. 

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bust (cms)

81.5

86.5

91.5

96.5

101.5

106.5

waist (cms)

65

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90

hips (cms)

83

88

103

108

113

118

 

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 

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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.

Classic fitted dress - Dakawa' (crayfish)
Classic fitted dress - Dakawa' (crayfish)
Classic fitted dress - Dakawa' (crayfish)
Classic fitted dress - Dakawa' (crayfish)
Classic fitted dress - Dakawa' (crayfish)
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08/31/2020

A well fitting dress

I don’t normally order clothing online, especially a brand that is new to me such as Magpie Goose. But, it paid off. The dress fits very well and the fabric is of very good quality. I really like the pattern and colour and the dress arrived very nicely wrapped and in a timely fashion. I’m very much looking forward to wearing my new summer dress when the weather warms up. I will definitely buy online again from Magpie Goose.

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