Kun-ngol (clouds) – Ingrid Top
This item has been made in collaboration with Publisher Textiles, Sydney.
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.
Designed with comfort in mind this loose fit t-shirt features three quarter length bat-wing sleeves and short waistline.
By: Elizabeth Kandabuma (deceased)
From Babbarra Women’s Centre
This design depicts certain clouds that signal to people of central Arnhem Land that the end of the wet season is approaching. After months of daily monsoonal rain in Arnhem Land, these clouds are light and fluffy, not like the dark, heavy clouds of the monsoonal sky. At the time of the kun-ngol clouds, people know the country will soon dry up and the cold season (dry season) will arrive. When the kun-ngol clouds appear, all of the billabongs are already filled, the rivers are high and the country is brimming with life and fresh new growth after months of fresh water pouring from the sky.
Hand printed as a 2 colour print on black cotton jersey.
Treat this handmade garment with love and it will love you back! Cold machine 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 Sydney.
This artwork has been sold.