This fabric was created using the screen printing technique. It was printed by Deborah and Raylene, and the design by Elizabeth Wullunmingu.
Bábbarra Women’s Centre supports the economic independence of Indigenous women in the Arnhem Land community of Maningrida, Northern Territory, Australia. Designs created by the women at Bábbarra reflect strong cultural knowledge, which is passed down to younger generations through their textile design practice.
Elizabeth was born in Darwin. She started sewing and designing at Bábbarra in 2010 and is a key member of the sewing team. Elizabeth is well known for her design the “’Mud Crab” Rrugurrgurda, which relates to the ancestral story of large mud crabs in the mangrove near her family homeland on Blyth River.
Elizabeth artistic talent comes from her mother who is an artist for the iconic Desert Designs label. Elizabeth designed and sewed outfits for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.