This easy wear trans-seasonal silk dress with button back closure is inspired by the Aboriginal artwork of Gija Man Lindsay Malay and is uniquely printed on silk. It features a gathered collar and the elasticated cuff enhances the full length of the sleeve or can be pushed up in warmer weather to give a different look. It transitions easily between casual, more dressy occasion and travel. Consider teaming it with a waist belt or a Ngali silk scarf.
This Aboriginal design dress is one of the and indigenous design prints being translated from Indigenous artwork to be part of our designer women’s clothes and silk dresses.
- Grey/Cream Printed Silk
- Slip-on with Back Neck Closure
- 92% Silk 8% Elastane
- Made in Australia
Fabric: 92% Silk 8% Elastane
Ngali prints are translated from actual artworks we strive to keep the essence of the work and show the organic nuances of the paintings. You will be able to see the work of the artist within the prints themselves.
Adapted from the Artwork © Lindsay Malay
In the Murri dialect of southern Queensland, Kirra means to live. Each product in this range is given an Aboriginal girl name in celebration of all the gifts that our First Nation's Women bring to the world!
Gija man, Lindsay Malay works from the Warmun Art Centre, located 200kms outside of Kunnannura in the Kimberley, Western Australia. Warmun is renowned for its artists' use of natural ochre and pigments to denote a contemporary expression of Country and culture and its reputation is felt both nationally and internationally due to the calibre of highly successful artists in the community.
Lindsay's work is vibrant and transfixing, telling the story of Warlawoon, the Country he inherited from his Grandfather and of which his family regained traditional ownership of in 2010.
Lindsay and Melbourne based Wiradjuri woman, Denni Francisco, founder and designer of fashion label Ngali, have collaborated to translate Lindsay's art into textile designs. This exciting collaboration was established through a shared vision of celebration culture, showcasing Aboriginal centred design and instigating mutually beneficial partnerships across the country between cross-sector Aboriginal businesses.