Barnkabarra (Mud Crabs) – 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: Barnkabarra (Mud Crabs)
By Elizabeth Wullunmingu (Bararra)
From Babbarra Women’s Centre

This design relates to the ancestral story of large mud crabs in the mangroves near Elizabeth’s homeland on the Blyth River.

Hand printed as a 2 colour print on lime cotton linen (55% linen 45% cotton).

Valerie Dress

  • Darting at the bust and waist
  • Zippered at the back

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.