Size: S (8)
Artist: Elsie Bara
The Silk Shorts are a boxy and relaxed fit short, featuring an elasticated waist. They are neatly tailored and designed for ultimate comfort.
Made from 100% Silk
Tailored in Australia
These shorts are 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 camp fire 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.
Your Product is hand made from 100% natural silk and dyed using natural bush pigments.
Here are some tips for caring for your piece!
- Hand wash separately
- In cold water
- Use mild, non-bleaching detergent
- Low, warm iron on silk setting
- Dry in shade
- Do not bleach
- Do not tumble dry
- Do not dry clean