Esther Yarllarlla

Biography

Esther is an emerging artist with deep knowledge of culture & country which she brings into textiles and her design story. Esther is also integral member of the Bábbarra Women’s Centre sewing team and multitask in all areas of the studio from sewing, printing and designing.

Esther also has works at the Maningrida Arts and Culture centre for fibre weaving of mats and dillybags. She is also an important member of Djomi Museum tour guide because of her family history and knowledge of the establishment of the museum.

Esther first design depicts the story of fire sticks (Ngar-lala) and bones carried in a dillybag or stringy bag, which was common to carry in the olden days.

Esther hobbies are harvesting pandanus/ natural fibres and collecting seafood along the beach with families.

Languages

Ndjébbana

Ancestor spirits

Djawit wind/ young woman djang/ white clay

From

Johnson Bay

Moiety

Yirritja

Subsection

Ngal-wakadj

Fabrics for sale