Ngarduk Kunred (My Country) – Everyday 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.

This 60s inspired shift dress is an easy to wear, comfortable every day dress. This flattering A-line shape finishes just above the knee and features mid length sleeves and two scoop side pockets.

Print: Ngarduk Kunred (My Country)
By Helen Layingwanga
From Babbarra Women’s Centre

“This river we call Mangabo. It is near Gudjarrngarrl homeland of my daughters, Deborah and Jennifer Wurrkidj. We cross that river when travelling to Munmoy outstation. In the wet season, that water comes up and covers over those rocks, and when you look down there are rocks all under the water.”
– Helen Lanyinwanga

Hand printed as a 4 colour print on white 100% cotton jersey.

Treat this handmade garment with love and it will love you back! Cold gentle 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.