Dogkerchief - Bulgan Warra (sacred lake)
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- For the ultimate fashion dog!
- Reversible dogkerchief
- Slip onto a collar
- Can be worn kerchief (front) style; or back (cape) style
- Available in Small/Medium and Large
- Mix of cotton and linen
- Choose by front/top print, and enjoy a mystery backing print (each is unique)
- Cut, assembled and sewn by Second Stitch
- Print placement is different for each item
- Made from Magpie Goose offcuts, ensuring zero waste and maximum enjoyment of beautiful textiles!
Artist - Madge Bowen
Madge’s mum Myrtle’s language is Western Kuku Yalanji, and country is Bulgan Warra (Kings Plain, south of Cook Town). Her dad Nolan’s country is up around Maytown, north of Laura.
Madge’s mother died when she was 6, so she was sent to HopeVale to live with her mum’s brothers (who were also stolen from their family as kids and sent to Cape Bedford Mission, which became HopeVale).
"I ended up with six children – the oldest one just turned 50! After my husband died, I couldn’t stay home – all my kids were at school, or had moved out. What can you do at home? Just the housework, then you’ve got nothing else to do! So I decided to go to the art centre and join in with the other ladies – and we’re still here”
Art story -Bulgan Warra (sacred lake)
"This design depicts my mother’s country of Bulgan Warra. Bulgan Warra stretches from south of Cook Town (Gundarr) up to Leggets Creek (a branch of the Endeavour River).
This is the place of my ancestors. My mother and her brothers were taken from this country as part of the stolen generation – the white police came in and took them - the boys to Cape Bedford, my mum to Yarrabah. My mother’s brother who is also from this country tells me a lot of dreaming stories about this place.
In this design there’s a big mountain with a lake – this is the northern boundary of Bulgan Warra. There’s lots of wildlife in this area – kangaroos, echidnas, goannas – all sorts.In the lake there’s long neck turtles, and lily pads growing. In the trees there’s lots of different kinds of birds. This tree – the curtain fig tree – has become famous now! Every time I’m asked to draw something, I have to draw this tree; this scene.”
When I’m doing this design, I’ve got this feeling about it that’s hard to explain, like it’s something sacred. It’s hard to put into words.”
Second Stitch is a Refugee/Asylum Seeker run textiles enterprise. In their Coburg, Melbourne studio, newly-arrived migrants, asylum seekers, and refugee women learn new skills and connect with the community. Second Stitch offers a clothing alteration service and produces a range of handmade products (including face masks - currently in hot demand!), while also running sewing + product development workshops.
Many of the women are working towards a Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production. Through Second Stitch they also receive customer service training, build business skills and access specialised mentoring from industry professionals.
Magpie Goose X Second Stitch collaboration
Magpie Goose x Second Stitch presents an accessories range using textile offcuts from Magpie Goose garment production. The collaboration enables those newly arrived to Australian shores to connect with, learn about and celebrate First Nations people and culture. These products have been made by the hands of people from countries as diverse as Somalia and Eritrea, Syria and Turkey; and the products are adorned with designs by Aboriginal people from diverse Aboriginal country across Australia - from Guugu Yimithirr and Alawa, to Winparrku and Ngurrapalangu.
Measurement of item, in cms. Item will soften as worn and washed. Chappy wears size S/M.
|width (around collar)||28||35|
|Collar sleeve width||3.5||4|
|Length (at longest point)||18.5||22|
Solo dogkerchief post in Australia (fits in an envelope): $2
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Express International Post: AUD $25
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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.
Cold hand wash is ideal to preserve the print.
Do not tumble dry or dryclean.