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 "the ringer", and was created by textile artist Stewart Hoosan who owns a cattle station near Borroloola NT.
“I done ringin’ when I was small – 9 years old – in QLD. I lived in QLD for a long time, then we went to Borroloola and got a block and started a little farm. We got a couple hundred head now – 200 head of bullock. We’ve had it for 38 years. Still going.
Ringin’ was before the road trains came along. Today you can truck it, but before you couldn’t truck it. You had to walk him. 700 to 800 miles.
I went ringing when I was 9 years old – over to Townsville sale yards. We don’t do droving anymore We just sell it to meatworks – that’s all.
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.