Blue Bark Print Silk Tee
This classically shaped print tee is inspired by Australia's native flora and made from silk fabric.
Tuck it into our print pants for a styled casual look or let it hang loosely over jeans or a mid length skirt. Made from soft silk fabric, this tee not only feels amazing to wear, it goes above and beyond your typical basic tee.
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 Eucalyptus Gum on Dharug Country (Mount Irvine). Ngali wishes to pay their respect to Dharug 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.
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