Classic fitted dress - Yuwurli (mangrove worm) print- white and black
Classic fitted dress - Yuwurli (mangrove worm) print- white and black
Classic fitted dress - Yuwurli (mangrove worm) print- white and black

Classic fitted dress - Yuwurli (mangrove worm) print- white and black

Regular price $260.00
  • low scooped neckline on front and back
  • Invisible zip on back
  • classic knee length
  • fitted around waist
  • Fabric hand screen printed in Wurrumiyanga, Tiwi Islands
  • Black print on white cotton (poplin)
  • Dress made in Sydney

Artist

Angelo Munkara was born in 1958. He was active as an artist at Tiwi Design in the 1970s and 1980s, working as a painter, print maker and carver. 

He now works at the Tiwi Shire council on Bathurst Island.

Art centre

This design 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 

This design was created at a Tiwi Design workshop with Ray Young in 1988. 

Yuwurli worm are chopped from the stems of dead mangrove root and eaten raw.

The Tiwi 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.

Size and fit

Esmerelda is 172cm tall; she wears size 10 dress. Laura is 178cm tall; she wears s10 in this photo. 

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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

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108

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118

 

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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