Pandanus robe by Rowena Morgan.
Rowena is a Kija artist from Halls Creek in the East Kimberley. Wirniny (pandanus) are an extremely useful and important plant for Indigenous people. The ripe red segments of the fruit can be roasted and eaten, and the white base of the leaves can also be eaten raw or cooked. The strong leaves of the wirniny are most notably used for clothing, hats, necklaces, mats, bags, baskets, ropes, twine, thatching and fishing. It also provides bush medicine-chewing the leaves to relieve sore throats, scabies, eye problems and pounded into a paste for use a s an antiseptic ointment for wounds.
Patch pockets and a detachable tie belt for styling versatility.
*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.
Bust 138cm S/M 148cm M/L
Length (neck to hem) 105cm S/M 118cm M/L
Sleeve Length (shoulder to cuff) 52cm S/M 67cm M/L
– Patch pockets
– Detachable tie belt
Care and washing guide:
Our designs are hand screen printed and digitally printed 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.