By Linda Gurawana
From Babbarra Women’s Centre
Fabric Width: 137cm
Fabric weight: 195gsm
3 colour print on red cotton drill.
Kun-madj is the Kuninjku term for large woven collecting baskets, known as dillybags. They are often made from the burney vine (Malaisia scandens), a strong, pliable plant that grows along the ground and into the canopy of monsoon vine thickets. The baskets are used to collect a variety of heavy foods, such as fish caught in conical fish traps or a good harvest of yams. As well as being of practical use, dillybags are of cultural significance to Arnhem Land people. Dillybags are totemic objects and they are associated with particular sites in the landscape.
Prices are listed per metre.
Fabric samples are $3.50 per sample plus shipping. Samples size is approx 14cm x 20cm.
Suitable for: Clothing, curtains/blinds, lampshades, tablecloths, craft, soft furnishings, light upholstery, tea towels
Treat this fabric with love and it will love you back! Cold machine wash, drip dry in shade, warm iron. Avoid the tumble dryer and dry cleaner.
Designed and Printed in Australia.