Djenj dja komrdawh, 2006 © Margot Gurawiliwili / Licensed by Copyright Agency
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“My country is called Mankorlod. It is near the rock country. My dreaming is komrdawh (long neck turtle), the one I painted in my design. I like to eat komrdawh, it tastes really nice. We catch them in dry and wet season near Mankorlod. This is my first ever design, and I only have one design. I painted it with brush at Bábbarra Women’s Centre, and I feel proud when people print my design.”
The vines depicted in this design grow naturally on the floodplains in Arnhem Land and are used by women to weave and create fibre sculpture. The long-necked turtle and freshwater fish depicted are popular bush foods.
This beautiful product is part of the 2020 Kip & Co x Bábbarra special edition, a collaboration that has been two years in the making. The collection showcases the contemporary art of seven incredible artists from Bábbarra Women's Centre in Maningrida, and each artwork tells the ancestral stories of Arnhem Land countries and cultures.
Bábbarra and Kip & Co divide all profits from this collaboration equally, so 50% of profits will return to the Bábbarra Women's Centre. Bábbarra is governed by women, for women, to enable future enterprises that support healthy and sustainable livelihoods.
100% French flax linen, packaged in re-useable fabric drawstring bag
Tips to stay beautiful...
Hand or gentle machine wash separately, inside out
No dry cleaning please