Reversible Silk Scarf 180x65cms- Abstract Gum
A scarf to stand the ages, made with super soft silk uniquely printed fabric and toned differently on each side for maximum versatility.
Tactile fabric makes this scarf responsive to styling, whether worn as a simple scarf or as a headscarf or cravat. Spoil yourself with its velvety feel and beautiful flow.
Inspired by Australia's native flora and designed to complement any style. Hand rolled edges and double silk crepe.
Size: 180x65cm, 180x100cm
Fabric: 92% Silk 8% Elastane
This print has been adapted from a photograph of a Eucalyptus Gum on Bangerang Country (near Yarrawonga). Ngali wishes to pay their respect to Badtjala 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.