This classic silk dress with button back closure is inspired from Aboriginal artwork of Gija Man Lindsay Malay and is uniquely printed on silk. It features a unique gathered neckband detail and is the perfect design for daytime or more formal occasions. It also doubles-up as a great travel option. Pair it with a hat and scarf and look best dressed on your trip!
Along with this silk dress, that is thoughtfully crafted from premium silk and with mindful fabrication, Ngali is producing a collection of timeless wardrobe staples in our autumn/winter range. The Kirra Silk Dress - Common Ground , being one of our designer silk dresses in the new Collection, features a delicate cut with effortless wearability.
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This Aboriginal design silk dress is one of the Indigenous design prints being translated from the artwork of Gija artist Lindsay Malay. We assure you of the quality of all our silk dresses.
- - Multicoloured Printed Silk
- - Slip-on with Back Neck Closure
- - 92% Silk 8% Elastane
- - Made in the AU
Colour: Rust/ Grey/ Black
Fabric: 92% Silk 8% Elastane
Inspired by Lindsay Malay's Artwork
Common Ground 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!
This sweater is part of our Lowanna Collection for Winter 2020.
Lowanna, in some Aboriginal languages, translates to describing exquisite beauty. We have used this name in appreciation of Gija artist Lindsay Malay's wonderful paintings.
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.
“Ngali is all about the collective concept, in bringing people together to take part in a collaborative process, which is really important me,” she said.
“I’ve always found it hard to make real connections to culture and country whenever I have lived within the confines and concrete jungle of the city, so I feel really at home whenever I happen to find myself on Country, in outer Melbourne.”
Ngali brings together gifted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists who highlight their masterpiece through painting and photography. We translate their Art into clothing to make Aboriginal design clothing, long silk dress, silk dresses, silk scarves and tops & pants.