Kunwardde Dja Karrbarda – Ochres on Black Linen

Print: Kunwardde Dja Karrbarda
By Susan Marawarr
From Babbarra Women’s Centre

Fabric width: 135cm
Hand printed in our studio in Leichhardt as a 3 colour print on 100% Linen

Suitable for: Clothing, tablecloths, lightweight upholstery, craft, soft furnishings, lampshades

Fabric is sold in 50cm increments
Orders of multiple increments are cut as a continuous length


3 in stock

Susan Marawarr is a Kuninjku artist from the Kurulk clan whose country lies around the outstation of Mumeka in central Arnhem Land. In this design, she has depicted karrbarda (long yam) on her traditional country, the kunwardde (stone country).
The large stones represent the kunwardde rocky outcrops, which are elevated above the flat floodplains. The vines creeping around the large rocks are from the karrbarda. Women dig up karrbarda with kungarrndutj (digging sticks) and they are then cooked in the ashes of the fire to be eaten.
These yams are purple on the saltwater side of country and on inland freshwater country they are white. Karrbarda are an important manme (bush food) that are collected during the wet and dry seasons.
We highly recommend ordering a sample first to check colours.
While all care is taken to have the photographs accurately represent the colours used, the colours can vary on different computer screens.

Fabric samples are $3.50 per sample plus shipping. Sample size is approx 14cm x 20cm.


Care instructions
Cold gentle machine or hand wash
Line dry in shade
Warm iron on reverse
Do not tumble dry
Do not dry clean
Treat this hand printed fabric with love and it will love you back. To prolong the life for your fabric, we recommend washing as infrequently as possible and use gentle detergents.


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