Babbarra Designs Fabric Linen - Yawk Yawk Red
Screen printed fabric from the talented artists at Babbarra designs, Maningrida, NT.
Yawkyawk (Young Woman Spirit)
Yawkyawk is a word from the Aboriginal Kunwinjku language, meaning ‘young woman’ and ‘young woman spirit being’.
Sometimes compared to the European notion of mermaids, yawkyawks are usually depicted with the tails of fish. They have long hair, associated with trailing blooms of algae, typically found in Arnhem Land streams and rock pools.
Artist: Sonia Namarnyilk