Kid's Pinafore - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lilies)


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Kid's Pinafore - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lilies)
Kid's Pinafore - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lilies)
Kid's Pinafore - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lilies)
  • Cream and salmon print on mint cotton / drill 
  • A-line style kid's dress
  • Buttons on front of shoulders
  • Big front pocket for collecting treasures
  • Lined with cotton
  • Fabric designed by Samara Billy in Minyerri NT, hand screen printed in Sydney
  • Made in Sydney

Artist - Samara Billy 

Samara is a proud Alawa woman and has lived in Minyerri community her whole life. She played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Minyerri Arts and Cultural Centre and is one of the entrepreneurs behind the Gulbarn Tea business. Gulbarn is a bush medicine that grows naturally on Alawa country - Samara shares the tea with cafes and restaurants around Australia and the world! Samara is proud of being a positive role model for her daughters – Jayzena, Ashlene and Letty. She is raising them to be smart, innovative, connected to culture and to work hard.  

Art Story - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lilies) 

“My design is about Yalbun and Jo Jo - lily pads, and the stalk of the lily pad - that you can find in the billabong at Minyerri. Jo Jo is the stem – you can eat Jo Jo like celery. We eat it with salt. 

If you follow the stem of the lily pad to the mud, you find the Ganaya – the root. 

I did this design because it reminds me of when I used to go out and do cultural things out bush with all the elders. 

The old people used to make damper with the lily seeds. You collect the seeds, dry them in the sun, ground them up, mix with a bit of water, and then make a patty and fry it up – like a rissole! Everyone likes eating it with it when it’s cooked – it’s really soft, but also crunchy.”

Size and fit

Sunny is 2, and wears size 2 pinafore.

Kid's Pinafore 2 (2 years) 3 (3 years) 4 (4 years)
Hem circumference (cms) 100.8 107.2 113.6
Chest circumference underarm (cms) 59 61 63
Front length neckline to hem) cms 40 44 48

Treat me right

Design is printed on cotton drill 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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Kid's Pinafore - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lilies)
Kid's Pinafore - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lilies)
Kid's Pinafore - Yalbun and Jo Jo (bush lilies)