Reversible Silk Shrug/Scarf - Abstract Gum

Regular price $325.00 Sale



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Product Description:

Inspired by Australia's native flora and designed to complement any style. Hand rolled edges and double silk crepe. 

This reversible shrug/scarf is uniquely printed on silk fabric and can be worn 5 ways.

Pair it with one of our silk dresses or turn up a casual outfit with its bold print.

Amazingly versatile and clever in its style, this shrug/scarf can also get you through cooler moments on summer days.   

Size: 180x50cms

Colour: Brown/Cream

Fabric: 92% Silk 8% Elastane

Product Story:

This print has been adapted from a photograph by Ngali founder Denni Francisco of a Eucalyptus Gum on Bangerang Country (near Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia). Ngali wishes to pay their respect to Wurundjeri elders and people, past, present and future, and humbly thank them for sharing their Country with us all.   

The gum tree towers over our Australian landscape, sometimes up to 60 metres tall. The bark on many is mottled, while on some species the newly exposed smooth bark can be a brilliant orange or yellow, fading to various shades of grey. The surface texture can become granular with age and offer up interesting and unique patterns.

Amongst other native plants, our people use the branches of gum trees for smoking ceremonies. We burn the branches to produce smoke, which has cleansing properties and the ability to ward off bad spirits from the people and the land and make a pathway for a brighter future. It is the unique characteristics of various gum trees that have inspired our photography and the translation of the brilliant patterns to create our unique fabric prints.

Ngali brings together a talented group of gifted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who showcase their artwork through the mediums of painting, photography and artistic creation. We translate that art into clothing using silk fabrics to create aboriginal themed designer clothing through ethical fashion.