Doris Day Dress – Manwak


This 60s inspired shift dress is an easy to wear, comfortable every day dress. This flattering A-line shape finishes just above the knee and features mid length sleeves and two scoop side pockets.

Print: Manwak
By Deborah Wurrkidj
Babbarra Women’s Centre

Hand printed in our studio in Leichhardt as a 3 colour print on 100% cotton jersey. Being handmade there may be some print variations, making each garment unique.

$260.00

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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: Jesseleah Darcy
Jesseleah is wearing a size S

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 XS, Size S, Size M, Size L, Size XL

Garment Measurements

SIZE BUST WAIST HIP SLEEVE LENGTH LENGTH
XS 90cm 88cm 98cm 30cm 100cm
S 95cm 93cm 103cm 31cm 100cm
M 100cm 98cm 108cm 32cm 100cm
L 105cm 103cm 113cm 33cm 100cm
XL 110cm 108cm 118cm 34cm 100cm

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

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