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Nganduma (Australian cabbage palm) by Belinda Kernan.
This T-shirt is a design from the Artists of Bábbarra Women’s Centre and is part of the Nganana / Koskela: Art Centre T-shirt Collab.
"My home land Naruniya has plenty of Nganduma. My country is near to Maningrida, there we have the biggest mob Nganduma. We eat these palm trees out bush, we’ve been eating them for a long time. It's our bush tucker- tastes like cabbage really! To eat it, we cut the tree down and cut out the middle and eat it raw. Sometimes we can eat it for medicine too, it can help with the flu. We also use this one for building shelter and weaving.
I used to print Nganduma using lino tiles at Babbarra Women’s Centre, but this is the first time I have printed with a screen so I’m really proud.”
Bábbarra Women’s Centre, Maningrida, enables local women to develop and run women-centred enterprises that support healthy and sustainable livelihoods. Bábbarra are part of Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, which was set up by Maningrida community leaders in 1974 to support people to live on their homelands. Bábbarra is a word in the Ndjébbana language of the Kunibídji people on whose country the community of Maningrida lies. It is the name of a place belonging to the Dukúrrdji clan.
Digitally printed on a 140GSM Certified 100% organic cotton, this raw tee features a relaxed crew neck, long body, raw sleeves and hem. The white tee is a men’s size large, but is a flattering oversized cut for women also.
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