These adorable baby rompers by MAGPIE GOOSE are not only indigenous designs, but they are printed and made in Australia. Each baby romper tells a story and is a truelly unique piece of "wearable art". This print is called "seafood/bushtucker" or "munjimunjingu manma", and was created by Nancy NcDinny from the Gulf of Carpentaria.
“I grew up with my grandfather old Malbur - he taught us how to hunt. The old ladies used to tell us “you have to start hunting, you wont get feed from anyone else.” When we got sick of eating food from the mainland, then we change the food – we all go down to the sea, and eat all them fish, crayfish, crab, sea turtle, dugong, warrarrnkarr (fish) – really good one.
This is what my design is about - bush tucker (Munjimunjingu Manma). You’ll never starve in both ways – mainland and sea- you got food there. In this design there’s Warrarrnkarr (my grandmother’s dreaming), turtle (my grandfather’s dreaming), Wurtherri – that’s Jellyfish. There’s stingray (my mother’s dreaming) - my grandfather used to spear it along the beach when the tide’s low- really lovely eating. Tastes just like shark.
All these fish and animals we cook with paperbark tree – we go out, you got no plate, there’s paperbark there, you put your plate down and have a good old feed.”
Size and fit
size 00: 3-6 months - black backing
size 0: 6-12 months - black backing
size 1: 12- 18 months - black backing
Treat me right
Design is printed on cotton with quality inks and then heat-set; designs are colourfast. Each metre of fabric is hand-printed and is unique - fabulous variations often occur!
Please treat your wearable art with love and care – we recommend cold hand wash, dry in shade, and reverse iron.