Kakaji (goanna) pants




  • High waisted, pleated pants with a 4.5cm wide waist band
  • Hem finishes at mid-calf/above the ankle
  • Side seam pockets
  • Invisible zip up the back
  • 2 x pleats at the front and 2 x darts at the back
  • 4 colour (Grey, ochre orange and olive green on a very pale grey/green background) digitally printed on 100% cotton
  • Designed by Gabriella Baxter, Broome WA
  • Hand screen printed in Australia
  • Made ethically by The Social Studio, Melbourne

Artist story:

Gabriella is a Walmajarri-Nykina woman based in Broome. The kakaji (goanna) design is a symbol of great strength and integrity for Gabriella and you can see this in the way she has drawn her. She is surrounded by spinifex grasses and ant hills. Goannas start hibernating underground in Makurra (the cold season) including the mother’s that are carrying eggs. This is where they stay until the first storms in yitilal (the rainy season).
*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:

Suraya is a size 8 and is wearing a size 10. She is 170cm tall.

This style is a small fit, so keep this in mind when choosing your size. We suggest sizing up for this style. It is designed to be high waisted.

Approximate waist measurements (measured flat):
8: 34cm
10: 35.5cm
12: 39cm
14: 40.5cm
16: 43cm

Approximate length measurement:
8: 97.5cm
10: 98cm
12: 98.5cm
14: 99cm
16: 99.5cm


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.