Designed with comfort in mind this loose fit t-shirt features three quarter length bat-wing sleeves and short waistline.
Perfect with jeans or shorts, comfortable and stylish enough for everyday wear.
Print: Mankodbe (Bush Onion)
By Lennie Goya-Airra
From Babbarra Women's Centre
Mankotbe (bush onion) grows under the ground, we follow the vine to dig it up. It is brown on the outside and white inside and we cook it on the fire, just like a potato. All the old people used to eat Mankotbe on my homeland. My grandmother showed me how to find that plant and the first time I ate so much my mouth got sore! You can’t be too greedy.
This design brings back good memories for me. I used to eat Mankotbe when I was young and living at my homeland Buluhkaduru. In those old times, my house was made of paper bark and sticks. If we wanted to come into town we had to walk, and it’s a long walk, so we would fill our dilly bags with sugar bag honey, Mankotbe and long yams to eat on the way. They were good times for me.
You can find Mankotbe any time of the year- the plant has big black leaves. When you find one onion, you know there is big mob around- they are always connected by a big long vine underground
Hand printed in our studio in Leichhardt as a 1 colour print on black 100% Australian cotton jersey.
Treat this handmade garment with love and it will love you back! Cold hand 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.
Studio model Monique wears size XS and is 176cm tall.
Hand printed and made in Australia.
INGRID TOP - MANKOTBE
XS S M L 6-8 10-12 14-16 16 - 18