Kun-wadde dja Manyawok (Rocks and Cheeky Yam) – Valerie Dress

This item has been made in collaboration with Publisher Textiles, Sydney. Bàbbarra has been working with Publisher since 2009 when the demand for our fabric went beyond our ability to produce.

Named “Colours of Country” each design and colourway has been selected by the Bàbbarra women to reflect the colours of their country during wet season and dry season.

Print: (Rocks and Cheeky Yam)
By Susan Marawarr (Kuninkju)
From Babbarra Women’s Centre

Susan Marawarr is a leading textile artist who has been working with Bábbarra Designs since 2001. She has strong artistic family connections, being the daughter of Anchor Kulunba and Mary Marabamba, and the sister of acclaimed bark painters James Iyuna and John Mawurndjul. Marawarr is an accomplished printmaker, sculptor, weaver and bark painter. She collaborated with Waanyi artist Judy Watson for Watson’s public art commission of bronze fish fences and dillybags installed at Sydney International Airport, and toured the USA with Bush Colour, promoting the work of female printmakers.

Hand printed as a 3 colour print on natural cotton linen (55% linen 45% cotton).

Treat this handmade garment with love and it will love you back! Cold hand wash, drip dry in shade, warm iron. Avoid the tumble dryer and dry cleaner.

Being handmade there may be some print variations, making each garment unique.

Hand printed and made in Australia.