BABBARRA WOMEN'S CENTRE + PUBLISHER
Introducing Bábbarra + Publisher.
A collaboration between Publisher Textiles and Bábbarra Women's Centre in north eastern Arnhem Land.
Inspired by the natural dyes used to colour the intricate weavings done by the women of Maningrida and the lands from which they are harvested.
Maningrida has a long history of working with fibres. before fabric and screen printing and still, the women of the community spend countless hours collecting, stripping, dying and weaving Pandanus leaves into dilly bags, mats, baskets and sculptures. The dyes are made from roots, berries, leaves and flowers collected on the weavers homeland, creating an array of pinks, yellows, oranges, charcoals and grey greens.