L - Bush Dyed Silk Cami by Letoria Yulidjirri

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Size: L (12)
Artist: Letoria Yulidjirri

Made from 100% Silk

Tailored in Australia

The Silk Cami is a standard fit, slightly A-line cut top that can be worn loose or fitted depending on your preference. Featuring bias-bound top seams and straps, with side darts - it is a neat and flattering cut.

 This camisole is lovingly dyed by Anindilyakwa women who live proudly on communities across the Groote Eylandt Archipelago.

The dying process

Anindilyakwa women hold ancient knowledge of their country. The dying process begins with a bush trip that draws on this knowledge to find and collect roots, leaves, bark and berries that have always been used in traditional dyeing practices. 

Back on community, these are boiled in a big drum on a campfire while the women wrap the silk carefully around leaves and found objects. It’s then time for a cuppa and to wait and watch the silk transform from white into a unique reflection of the land.

Silk Care

Your product is hand made from 100% natural silk and dyed using natural bush pigments. Here are some tips to care for your piece.

Hand wash separately in cold water
Use a mild, non-bleaching detergent
Dry in shade
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Do not dry clean
Low warm iron on silk setting

We make every effort to ensure colours display accurately online, however, colour can vary.

Anindilyakwa Master Dyers

The women of Anindilyakwa Arts come together to dye textiles. A strong group of women have been leading the development of this community practice - these are the master dyers.

From Angurugu community these women are, as pictured: Deserall Lalara, Annabell Amagula, Letoria Yulidjirri, Shana Wurramara, Bernadette Watt & Tammy Lalara.
From Umbakumba community these women are, as pictured: Maise Lalara, Elsie Bara, Josina Manarika & Celina Maminyamaaja.