Djenj dja Komrdawh Embroidered Cushion
DJENJ DJA KOMRDAWH – Artists: Margot Gurawiliwili.
This beautiful product is part of the 2020 Kip&Co × Bábbarra special edition, a collaboration that has been two years in the making. The collection showcases the contemporary art of seven incredible artists from Bábbarra Women’s Centre in Maningrida, and each artwork tells the ancestral stories of Arnhem Land countries and cultures. Bábbarra and Kip&Co divide all profits from this collaboration equally, so 50% of profits will return to the Bábbarra Women’s Centre. Bábbarra is governed by women, for women, to enable future enterprises that support healthy and sustainable livelihoods.
100% Linen. 50 × 50 cm. Insert included & made from 100% PET recycled fibres.
Tips to stay beautiful
- Hand or gentle machine wash separately, inside out
- No dry cleaning, please
Djenj dja Komrdawh (fish and snake-necked turtle) design story:
“My country is called Mankorlod. It is near the rock country. My dreaming is komrdawh (northern snake-necked turtle), the one I painted in my design. I like to eat komrdawh, it tastes really nice. We catch them in dry and wet season near Mankorlod.
This is my first ever design, and I only have one design. I painted it with brush at Babbarra Women’s Centre, and I feel proud when people print and share my design.”
The vines depicted in this screen print are used by women to weave and create fibre sculptures. They grow naturally on the floodplains in Arnhem Land. The northern snake-necked turtle and freshwater fish depicted are popular bush food. Margot is also a talented weaver, skilfully weaving pandanus into colourful baskets and dillybags.