Classic, simple and perfect for everyday, this skirt is a year round favourite. Featuring an A-line shape, deep side pockets and finishing on the knee.
Pair this versatile skirt with a simple tee and sandals in summer or layer up with a cardie and boots in winter.
Print: Manwak (Mumeka Blooms)
By Deborah Wurrkidj
From Babbarra Women's Centre
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
Hand printed in our studio in Leichhardt as a 3 colour print on navy 100% cotton drill.
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.
Being handmade there may be some print variations, making each garment unique.
Location Model Sharna and studio model Lauren are both wearing a size 6 skirt
Hand printed and made in Sydney.
EMMA SKIRT - MANWAK
SIZE 6 8 10 12 14 16 W 65 68 72 76 80 85 H 89 93 98 101 107 112