Scribbly Sheath Silk Dress
This classic back buttoned silk dress is inspired by Australia's native flora and is made from uniquely printed silk fabric.
Detailed with a curved hem and french seams on the inside, ithis dress is incredibly flattering to all types of figures..
Fabric: 92% Silk 8% Elastane
Please note: the print placement on each garment will vary. This will give each printed garment a unique and individual look. Please consider this before placing your order.
This print has been adapted from a photograph by Ngali founder Denni Francisco of a Scribbly Gum on Badtjala Country (Frazer Island). The 'scribble' is created by the larvae of the Scribbly Gum Moth, tracking its life cycle and producing beautiful organic artwork. 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.