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 "pandanus", and was created by textile artist Rhonda Duncan or her aboriginal name is "Brongin", at a workshop in Katherine, NT.
“The pandanus is a very good and unique material to use.
We use part of it for colouring/ dying, to make a basket or a dilly bag- putting all the food in, and they used to use it for fishing net. You can eat the nuts. So many things you can do with pandanus.
If you want to make a basket or a dilly bag you have to go out and find the tree, take the leaves down, sit down, take the spikes out, strip it, dry it.
After a while you have to do all the colouring. Many different colours can be found: red, yellow, orange, brown- you have to go and dig up the colour, and then get a bucket to get some water, make a fire, and boil it, and then put that pandanus in for half an hour or one hour to make that colour. Then you got to sit down and make the basket – that takes maybe three or four weeks. It’s a long process!
My design tells that story of pandanus.”
Size and fit
size 00: 3-6 months - black backing
size 0: 6-12 months - black backing
size 1: 12- 18 months - light pink 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.