Sample size is approx 14cm x 20cm.
Sonia’s Yawkyawk on Natural Cotton Drill – SAMPLE
Print: Yawkyawk (Young woman spirit)
By Sonia Namarnyilk
From Babbarra Women’s Centre
Fabric Width: 145cm
Fabric Weight: 195gsm
Hand printed in our studio in Leichhardt as a 3 colour print on 100% cotton drill.
Suitable for: Clothing, curtains, lampshades, tablecloths, craft, soft furnishings, light upholstery.
Yawkyawk is a word from the Aboriginal Kunwinjku language, meaning ‘young woman’ and ‘young woman spirit being’.
Sometimes compared to the European notion of mermaids, yawkyawks are usually depicted with the tails of fish. They have long hair, associated with trailing blooms of algae, typically found in Arnhem Land streams and rock pools.