Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist.
Stay cool in the summer sun with our new Art-inspired Long Kaftans. Crafted from 100% cotton, this lightweight and breezy kaftan adds an effortless twist to your seasonal style. Featuring authentic Aboriginal art (reproduced under license), bring some art into your everyday!
Featured artwork: 'Ningarti Mirrijini Kapiwarta' by Mary Elizabeth Moreen courtesy Jilamara Arts & Craft Association.
Materials: 100% Cotton
Width (between inside seams): 65cm
Made in India
Includes information about artist and artwork.
Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association is an incorporated non-profit, Tiwi governed organisation that was established in 1989. Jilamara is in the remote aboriginal community of Milikapiti, overlooking the Arafura Sea, on the north coast of Melville Island, the larger of two Islands that make up the Tiwi Islands.
Jilamara artists are renowned for producing innovative contemporary works based on traditional ceremonial body painting designs, clan totems and Tiwi creation stories. Artists work from a palette of natural ochres to produce paintings on linen, canvas, paper, printmaking, weaving, bark & carved wood.
Over the course of three decades Jilamara artists have established themselves among the most recognised Indigenous artists nationally and internationally. With the support of the art centre, these artists have played a key role in cultural maintenance and renewal for the Tiwi people.