Bawáliba (Stone country Mimih) and bush flower

‘I’m a screen printer and a lino printer and I’m from Maningrida, NT and my age is 60. I was born here in Maningrida and I schooled here. I have four children but I lost one of them and I have 6 grandchildren. I want to do more screen printing but I prefer the small screens. I prefer lino printing because I like to stand tall and it physically feels better. I quit smoking in 2020 and I would like to tell other women to stop smoking and do more exercise.!’ Lucy Yarawanga

This fabric was created using the linocut printing technique. The lino tile has been carved by the artist in Maningrida, and has been printed by hand using a variety of colours and layers. The linocut technique ensures each textile piece is a one-off, limited edition piece.

Bábbarra Women’s Centre supports the economic independence of Indigenous women in the Arnhem Land community of Maningrida, Northern Territory, Australia. Designs created by the women at Bábbarra reflect strong cultural knowledge, which is passed down to younger generations through their textile design practice.

Blue cotton fabric with moody tones of brown, teal, pink, yellow and green.