Desert Wind | Indigenous Summer Dress | 38cm Miniland Doll - Made for Mia

Desert Wind Summer Dress | 38cm Miniland Doll

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This style of dress is easy to use with a small velcro tab at the back of the dress. Designed to fit the 38cm Miniland doll, they do also fit the Minikane and Paola Reina 34cm dolls.

A part of our special Indigenous collection created for the launch of the new Australian Aboriginal Miniland dolls.
Several deigns using stunning authentic Aboriginal art works by various Australian Aboriginal artists. 

** accessories not included

About the fabric and artwork

Desert Wind- By Jijaka Australia Artists

Jijaka Australia is a collection of artworks that were developed by a collective of Aboriginal artists working for the Jumbana Group over the course of 20+ years. All works within the Jijaka archive are now part of the National Museum of Australia's collection.
Royalties from Jijaka sales support the Nangala Project, to relieve poverty and disadvantage amongst Australian Indigenous children and their families through creating locally engaged & sustainable opportunity.

About the Artist: Born in Alice Springs, Melissa Napangardi Williams grew up in a remote Aboriginal community in NT, Australia. Melissa began painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation since 2004. “She paints her Father’s Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming), Yarla Jukurrpa (Bush Potato Dreaming) and Yuparli Jukurrpa (Bush Banana Dreaming). She also paints her Mother’s Wardapi Jukurrpa (Goanna Dreaming). These stories were passed down to her by her family and their ancestors before them for millennia. When not painting, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.”

About the dress maker:

My husband and daughter are Aboriginal; so it has always been important to me to teach Mia about her heritage, culture and family history. So I feel very honoured and proud to create this collection of clothing in collaboration with Miniland Dolls Australia and the launch of their new Australian Aboriginal Miniland dolls. 

Children learn through play; so incorporating these new Australian Aboriginal Miniland dolls and this collection of clothing featuring Aboriginal artwork is an exciting step towards improving all children’s knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal history and culture.

Kim.

 


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