Gurlibil (sea turtle) and jimbu (eggs) box dress




  • Relaxed, boxy fit
  • Hem finishes at mid-thigh/above the knee
  • Short sleeves
  • Side seam pockets
  • 2 colour (lilac and white) digital print on blue cotton fabric
  • Designed by Amanda Rose Lee, Broome WA
  • Digitally printed in Australia
  • Made ethically by The Social Studio, Melbourne

Artist story:

Amanda Rose Lee is a Yawuru woman based in Broome. This design shows the gurlibil (sea turtle) tracks and the turtle jimbu (eggs). At night time during Mangala Season (around December-March), female turtles make the long journey from the ocean up into the sand dunes of Cable Beach to do their best to safely lay their eggs. Amanda Rose has captured the beautiful patterns that the turtles leave in the sand as they move up the beach. Cable Beach is a Yawuru Dreaming place for the sea turtle.
*Please note that the pattern placement will vary slightly on each garment.

Your purchase of this garment provides income for Aboriginal women artists and helps give them a platform to share their culture and stories.

Nagula Jarndu (Saltwater Woman) is a not-for-profit, 100% Aboriginal owned and governed organisation and the profits from your purchase will go directly to the artist and back into the organisation to fund future projects.

The Social Studio are another not-for-profit based in Melbourne. They train and employ refugee and new migrant people in the clothing design and manufacturing business.

Size and fit guide:

Shonte is a size 6 and is wearing a size 8. She is 155cm tall.

This style is an oversize fit, so keep this in mind when choosing your size. We suggest sizing down for this style.

Approximate bust measurements (measured flat):
8: 52cm
10: 54cm
12: 56cm
14: 58cm
16: 60cm

Approximate waist measurement:
8: 52cm
10: 54cm
12: 56cm
14: 58cm
16: 60cm

Approximate hip measurement:
8: 54cm
10: 56cm
12: 58cm
14: 60cm
16: 62cm

Approximate length measurement:
8: 89cm
10: 89cm
12: 89cm
14: 91cm
16: 91cm

Care and washing guide:

Our designs are hand screen printed and digitally printed onto linens and cottons with quality fabric ink and professionally heat set.

Handwashing your garment in cold water and ironing from the inside-out, will ensure that it is a part of your wardrobe for years to come.