Indigenous dolls dresses- T-Shirt style | 38cm Miniland Doll
These beautiful dresses are a part of our special Indigenous collection created for the launch of the new Australian Aboriginal Miniland dolls.
This style of dress has T-shirt sleeves, a velcro back and a fun gathered skirt. Made from stunning authentic Aborginal art works by various Australian Aborginal artists.
** accessories not included
About the fabric and artwork
The fabric used is designed from artwork created by the Jijaka Australia Artists and from Warlukurlangu Artists as well as a few Yijan artists.
Jijaka Australia fabric 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.
The other fabric used in my collection of dolls clothes is designed from range of artwork by Warlukurlangu Artists. Warlukurlangu Artists is one of the longest running and most successful Aboriginal-owned art centres in Central Australia. Warlukurlangu Artists is based in the community of Yuendumu in Central Australia, located 290km northwest from Alice Springs. Purchases from Warlukurlangu Artists provides funds which support special projects to improve the health and well-being of all the community.
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.