Dahlia Top – Manwak on Natural


This fitted and flattering top features a boat neck and sweet button down back details. Perfect with a pencil skirt or fitted black jacket for a perfect office look or pair with jeans for more casual look.

Print: Manwak
by Deborah Wurrkidj
Babbarra Women’s Centre

Hand printed in our studio in Leichhardt as a 3 colour print on natural 60% linen 40% cotton. Being handmade there may be some print variations, making each garment unique.

$190.00

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Treat this handmade garment with love and it will love you back! Cold machine wash, drip dry in shade, warm iron. Avoid the tumble dryer and dry cleaner.

Model: Anocha Taylor
Anocha is wearing a size 10

Manwak grows near Mumeka creek, on the artist’s homeland. This beautiful large flower blooms during the mandjelk (wet season). It has deep green petals with a central red kernel which swells to the size of a berry. It is known for its long, sweeping petals which seem to dance in the winds. By dry season, the inside kernel resembles a strawberry in appearance and flavour, but is also very spicy so it burns our mouth. Kids and adults pick these berries enthusiastically when walking or going hunting on my country. The inside of the flowers are eaten fresh, a favourite manme (bush food) of our people. “When I was painting this Manwak story, I was painting in Maningrida. In my head I was dreaming of being on my homeland, eating ripe Manwak berries”- Deborah Wurrkidj

select-size

Size 6, Size 8, Size 10, Size 12, Size 14, Size 16

Garment Measurements

SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
6 86cm 76cm 85cm
8 92cm 82cm 90cm
10 96cm 86cm 95cm
12 102cm 92cm 100cm
14 106cm 96cm 105cm
16 112cm 102cm 110cm

* Measurements are taken from the garment and may vary slightly. Measurements are taken based on average body proportions.

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