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  • Joy Garlbin, Djomi | textile length (2m)
  • Joy Garlbin, Djomi | textile length (2m)

Joy Garlbin, Djomi | textile length (2m)

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2 colour screenprint on linen
140 cm wide x 2 m length

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This design depicts the story of the artist’s ancestral dreaming, the Djomi fresh water spirit mermaid. ‘If you go there you can get pregnant easily. Djomi has babies, and they can give others babies too. The Djomi spirit is so powerful, that women can end up with multiple babies at once, twins or sometimes even more. The Djomi spirits lay eggs near the sacred freshwater stream in Maningrida. Inside the eggs are human babies as well as young Djomi.’ - Joy Garlbin

Situated in west Arnhem Land Babbarra Women's Centre represents 12 language groups from the coastal community of Maningrida and the surrounding homelands. Babbarra Designs, established in 1989 is a social enterprise that operates out of the women’s centre and produces hand block-printed and screen-printed textiles.

Purchase of fabric directly supports the artist.

Care instructions: 

Gentle cold hand wash with a mild water based soap/detergent (Alcohol based detergent and bleach will damage the print).  
Do not use fabric softener. 
Do not bleach.
Rinse well with cold water.
Do not tumble dry.
After washing, lay flat on clean towels, on a drying rack or hang to drip dry out of direct sunlight. Cool iron on reverse by using protective cloth.
Dry Cleanable.
The lustre of silk can diminish with moisture, so best to dry clean.

Due to the nature of the medium, exact colour matches cannot be guaranteed. 
Every effort is made to provide a photo that represents the true colour of the fabric, however due to variations between screens, colour can appear differently on screen to the final product.

Postage - Fabric will be bubble wrapped and posted in a PostPak. Please contact the Gallery for a postage quote on purchasing multiple lengths of fabric
Babbarra Women's Centre / Garlbin / Indigenous textiles / textile

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