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Fabric Length 2m Linen/Cotton - Dillybags design by Injalak Women Artists

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Made in Oenpelli, Australia

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2m length hand screen printed 'Hanky Linen' 55% linen and 45% cotton (138cm wide).
This is a high quality fabric of 175 gsm. It has good body and handle and resists creasing.
The base cloth is 'duck egg' blue - a beautiful subtle muted color and the ink is a brighter blue for beautiful contrast.


All our fabrics are designed and hand-printed by our members (Aboriginal artists) in our workshop in Gunbalanya in West Arnhem Land, NT, Australia. The designers are paid a royalty for every metre printed.

The artists:
This collaborative design was created by four Kunwinkjku daluk (women) artists, Priscilla Badari, Lynne Nadjowh, Sylvia
Badari and Katra Nganjmirra. These women are all talented fibre artists and have works featured in “Twined Together” (2005).

The design:
Gundjabarrk is a woven dilly bag which was used by daluk (women) to gather and carry bush foods in. They would gather Karrbarda (yams), mankinjdjek (cheeky yams) and other bushfoods such as bush honey. Gundjabarrk were also used to carry cooked meats such as kurdukadji (emu) and Kunj (Kangaroo). Women would secure their gundjabarrk with two sticks in the shallow running water of a creek and leave them there to wash the yams overnight, in the morning they would come and tip out the yams onto some paperbark and eat them for breakfast. Bininj (aboriginal men) would also use gundjabarrk to carry their tools such as Karramalk (stone axes) and lawk (stone blades) for cutting meat up with. Some wore them on their shoulders and some around their heads like the daluk. This design was based on real examples of woven dilly bags at Injalak Arts with all their variety of pattern and weaving techniques. The women have created a beautiful design that continues to express their connection with their cultural heritage through new mediums.

Average review
Gorgeous design. Love this colour combo ... subtle shimmery. Linen cloth is a lovely weight and quality, and easy to wear.
Dec 5, 2017 by rozhawker

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