Vanessa Dress – Manwak


This versatile dress features a draw string waist and a relaxed comfortable fit. Perfect for throwing on and matching with a pair of sandals in summer or layering up with tights and jackets in winter.

Manwak
by Deborah Wurrkidj
Babbarra Women’s Centre

Hand printed in our studio in Leichhardt as a 1 colour print on 100% cotton jersey. Being handmade there may be some print variations, making each garment unique.

Hand printed and made in Sydney.

$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: Jamielia Milpurr
Jamielia 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

(RELAXED)

HIP LENGTH
XS 96cm 85cm 102cm 104cm
S 102cm 90cm 106cm 104cm
M 106cm 95cm 112cm 104cm
L 112cm 100cm 116cm 104cm
XL 116cm 105cm 122cm 104cm

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

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