Dogkerchief - Yarrun (wattle flower)
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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 different for each item
- Made from Magpie Goose offcuts, ensuring zero waste and maximum enjoyment of beautiful textiles!
Artist- Gertie Deeral
ertie is a Guugu Yimithirr artist from HopeVale community in Far North QLD. She was born in Woorabinda (West of Rockhampton) in 1944, after her family were forcibly moved from Cape Bedford mission, when the German missionary was suspected of being a spy. Gertie’s family returned to the new mission site at HopeVale when she was four.
Gertie’s country on her mum’s side is Dingal/Cape Flattery, and family totem is the stingray (“when you go to Lizard Island on my mum’s country, you’ll see it’s the shape of the stingray”.) Her family totem on her father’s side is the owl - Whumbul in Guugu Yalanji language; and his country is from Maytown / Bloomfield / Mossman down to the Daintree.
“When I see people wearing my designs I feel happy. I’m really glad. They went a long way, and I’m very proud. This didn’t used to happen (during the mission days)- old people coming together, doing art, sharing culture. Now the little kids are getting interested and learning about culture again. It’s good.”
Art story - Yarrun (wattle flowers)
“Different signs in the bush tell you the different seasons of the year, what things you can touch, what you can use, and what you can eat. When you see that the wattle is in bloom, you know that the sea foods are ready to go – the crabs and the prawns are fully grown and ready to catch. The fish, sea urchin, oysters, even the turtle are fat and really yummy. I don’t know what time of year it is but we just look at the wattle in bloom, then we know! Our grandfathers and grandmothers didn’t know the months of the year – they’d just look at the flowers.”
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
Standard Australia Post: AUD $8 (approx 5 business days)
Express Australia Post: AUD $11 (approx 1 - 2 business days)
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.
Cold hand wash is ideal to preserve the print.
Do not tumble dry or dryclean.