Pencil skirt - Yuwurli (mangrove worm) HIGH VIS
Pencil skirt - Yuwurli (mangrove worm) HIGH VIS

Pencil skirt - Yuwurli (mangrove worm) HIGH VIS

Regular price $190.00
  • High waisted
  • Invisible zip and two buttons 
  • (just) above knee length
  • cotton lining
  • Black print on bright yellow cotton (drill) - style like pictured, but with bright yellow base!
  • Screen printed in Wurrumiyanga, Tiwi Islands
  • 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 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

Julie is 158cm tall – she wears size 10 skirt.   

6 8 10 12 14 16
waist (cms) 62 67 72 77 82 87
hips (cms) 95 100 105 110 115 120

 

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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