This funky piece of wearable art is part of our collaboration with Publisher Textiles. Each skirt is hand screen-printed and made in Sydney, Australia!
Featuring design by artist Lisa Multa:
This design by Lisa Multa depicts the birds eye view of the tali tali (sandhills) at Kungkayunti (Brown’s Bore). This is the country of Joe Tjakamarra Multa, the father of Douglas Multa, Agnes Multa, Lisa Multa, Alison Multa, Rephina Multa, Benita Multa and Patricia Multa and the grandfather to their children. The tali tali are a short walk from where the family lived and the children of Joe grew up.
Lisa remembers walking up the tali tali with her sister, Agnes Multa, who was the same age as her. When Lisa got married she brought her partner to see those tali tali. From the tali tali, a 360-degree view can be seen of the surrounding country. The area is abundant with bush tucker, especially bush tomatoes and bush banana.
Kungkayunti is an important place for the travelling Tjukurrpa of the ancestral Arrernte women who travelled 600 kms from Ntaria (Hermannsburg) to Kintore, past Kulpitarra (Outstation) to attend to women’s business. Kungkayunti is the place where the women first camped. On their long journey, the women stopped at Kunkayunti (Brown’s Bore) to camp, rest, eat and dance. When the women reached their destination, they danced, shared their stories and renewed their law. Those women turned into stone and can be seen today. Annual events continue today to strengthen this Tjukurrpa.
This fabric has been screen printed by hand by Published Textiles and Papers, ensuring the highest quality and longevity.
About the Makers:
Publisher Textiles & Papers is one of Australia’s leading print houses. Focused on producing original patterns through traditional hand-screen printing methods we create bold and colourful textiles, hand printed wallpaper, clothing and fabric.
From the makers:
“Named for Brigette Bardot, the 60s starlet and sex symbol. This flirty skirt features box pleats, elastic backing and two generous side pockets.
Perfect for picnics in the park, a date night or something to make everyday more fun!
Hand printed in our studio in Leichhardt.
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.”
Please be aware when purchasing clothing, we do not offer a refund for change of mind. As we and our manufacturing partners, Publisher Textiles are still ironing out the kinks in production there may be some inconsistencies in details given and the finished product (sizing guides and base fabrics are the main culprits). During this period we are happy to offer a refund or exchange for items that do not match the description given. Once things are running smoothly we will no longer offer refunds and will only be able to offer an exchange or store credit for clothing purchases.
Please also be aware we are not able to offer refunds or reimbursements for postage costs.
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