A loose-fitting woollen sweater, with side slits for extra movement and a relaxed look. This is our limited edition sweater with a lovely print applique of artwork by Gija man Lindsay Malay. The sweater is so versatile, creating a casual look by scrunching up the sleeves or can be dressed up with our scarves!
Style with our knit pants for an on-the-go look, or change up your evening style by matching with our silk skirt for an effortlessly polished ensemble.
- - Black Wool
- - One Size Fits All
- - 100% Merino Wool
- - Versatile/ Team-up with anything
Fabric: 100% Merino Wool
Inspired by Lindsay Malay's Artwork
My Home Artwork © Lindsay Malay
Tahni is an Aboriginal girl name that translates to breaking waves. 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!
These vests are 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, translating to his art to create Aboriginal themed fabric prints and designer clothing through ethical fashion.
Gija man, Lindsay Malay works from the Warmun Art Centre, located 200kms outside of Kununurra 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.
“Incorporating Lindsay’s work into my collection really gives the artist the opportunity to tell their story through my clothing, and for us to tell a shared story together. That's what we are all about at the end of the day, we are all storytellers."
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 designed clothing, silk dresses, silk scarves and tops & pants.
As a ‘for-profit’ social enterprise we give recognition and financial support to our indigenous artists and artisans as well as make our contribution to the advancement of aboriginal women and children.
It is a good feeling for our customers to know that every purchase of a Ngali product helps a young person living in a remote Indigenous and aboriginal community to develop IT and literacy skills for enhanced learning and capacity building. You can find out more on B1G1.