Esther Yarllarlla

Biography

Esther is an emerging artist with deep knowledge of culture and country which she brings to her textile design. Esther is also integral member of the Bábbarra Women’s Centre sewing team and works across all areas of Bábbarra the studio including sewing, printing and designing.

Esther is an accomplished weaver, with pandanus works at Maningrida Arts and Culture. She weaves dyed fibres into exquisite mats, basket, dillybags and 3D sculpture.

Esther has a rich knowledge of her family history, and works as a tour guide at the Djomi Museum. Esther’s first two colour design depicts the story of fire sticks and bones carried in a dillybag, which was common practice for her elders.

Languages

Ndjébbana

Ancestor spirits

Djawit wind, Yawkyawk spirit, white clay

From

Johnson Bay

Moiety

Yirritja

Subsection

Ngal-wakadj

Fabrics for sale

Artist's designs