We’d like to introduce you to our new Marsha pants. A fun wide leg culotte these feature generous pockets and an elasticated waistband for ultimate comfort!
The Marsha pants were named after the mega babe Marsha Hunt who is an American actress, novelist, singer and former model. She rose to fame when she appeared in London as Dionne in the rock musical Hair. The controversial hit song Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones was based on Marsha.
These pants currently come in four prints; Puli Puli, Women’s Business, Panthera and Miro.
Puli Puli by Keturah Zimarn from Ikuntji Arts:
Keturah is an established Luritja and Pintupi artist, who comes from a long line of acclaimed artists. Her grandmother Narputta Nangala Jugadai was painting from the beginning of the desert painting movement in the 1970s, and was the founding artist of Ikuntji Artists. Her mother – Molly Napaltjarri Jugadai – and grandmother have both passed away, leaving Keturah as the only remaining daughter to be painting their country and stories. In this design Keturah depicts the puli puli (rocks) at two different sites. She paints the landscapes at Haasts Bluff where she grew up.
Women’s Business by Mavis Marks from Ikuntji Arts:
Mavis is an accomplished Luritja Pintupi artist; born at Newhaven, 360km North West of Mpwartne (Alice Springs). She has been widely exhibited around Australia and the world. She enjoys traveling to Kintore to visit with her sister Yuyuwa; and to Alice Springs to see her sister Gina. Mavis moved to Haasts Bluff as a teenager with her mother. Mavis likes to paint the women’s Ceremonial Dancing at Mt Liebig and the story given to her by her grandfather of Kalipinpa, the Water Dreaming, which comes from her mother’s side. In this design, Mavis depicts women’s business. She paints the women’s ceremonial dancing at Mt Liebig, close to where she was born and where she has lived most of her life.
Panthera and Miro by Publisher Textiles:
Then we’ve got two prints from us; Panthera which is a playful leopard print names from the 80’s cartoon Thunder Cats and our long standing Miro print Inspired by the Surrealist Spanish Painter Joan Miro which is a playful print featuring a mishmash of both uniform and abstract shapes.
You can shop the new collection here:
Due to Covid-19 production will be done a little differently. These pants will be on pre-order for the next two weeks and will be made once we are back from the Easter holidays on the 21st of April. Because these pants will be made in house production will be a little slower than usual. This will be the case for purchases from both Publisher and Ikuntji. Whether you decide to purchase these pants from the Publisher or Ikuntji website; your purchase will help keep both of us open and running. Thanks for your understanding!