Paper Bark Silk Wrap
Mainie Australia - Paper Bark Silk Wrap
Presenting a distinctively Australian Aboriginal art design by respected North Queensland artist Elverina Johnson.
This extra generously sized, ultra-lightweight silk chiffon wrap is an absolute must have for the stylish traveller. Resplendent in the beautiful colours of Australia's unique natural environment, this exquisite piece of wearable art is the perfect fashion accessory for those seeking hand-made luxury and timeless elegance. Beautifully boxed with artwork provenance and artist biography, this gossamer-like silk chiffon wrap featuring a distinctively Aboriginal Dreamtime design is the ultimate Australian gift.
- 100% Silk Chiffon
- Hand rolled hem
- Digitally printed silk
- 135cm wide by 250cm long
- Presented in a handmade gift box lined with tissue paper
- Artwork and artist information card
- Royalties are paid to the artist with every item sold
The Artwork Story
Buluru – Guga Biiba (Paper Bark)
The original artwork by Elverina Johnson depicts a traditional “Buluru” (Story Time). ‘Guga Biiba’ is the name for the Paper Bark tree which has great cultural significance to the people from the Yarrabah coastal region of North Queensland, Australia. The paper bark if turned on the reverse side reveals patterns of wavy lines that shows the growth of the tree itself. The paper bark is also an important natural resource that has long been used in the preparation and cooking of food, shelter, warmth, fire-making and water containers.
To learn more about Elverina Johnson click here