Shift dress - Yuwurli (mangrove worm) print- white and black
Shift dress - Yuwurli (mangrove worm) print- white and black

Shift dress - Yuwurli (mangrove worm) print- white and black

Regular price $260.00
  • scooped neckline on front & back
  • shift style
  • above knee length
  • Fabric hand screen printed by Tiwi Design, Wurrumiyanga Tiwi Islands
  • Black on white cotton poplin
  • Made in Sydney


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

Hanna is 160cm tall; she wears size 10 in this photo. 

6 8 10 12 14 16
bust 83 88 93 98 103 108
waist 76 81 86 91 96 101
hips 90 95 100 105 110 115


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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