Sheesh Skirt – Bottles

Designed by R Djunginy.

Djunginy began weaving bottle sculptures in 1983, after the Curator Djon Mundine, suggested to Djunginy that she may like to encase an empty gin bottle in Pandanus fibre ‘Chianti-style’ for an exhibition he was organising. Using a local twining technique, the artist began producing multiple woven bottles of various sizes. The sculptural qualities and the high workmanship of these objects have led them to be become recognised as key contemporary Aboriginal fibre works.

A decade after making her first bottle artworks, Djunginy began producing two-dimensional renderings of the woven sculptures on canvas. She has been the only artist from this area to produce and paint bottles.

100% made in Australia.

The skirt fabric has been handprinted in Ramingining by Yolngu. It is unique and may have slight imperfections due the making process.

Each skirt was custom cut and fabricated to maximise each design in Melbourne by Australian designer/maker Sheesh. The skirts are designed to adapt to your shape. There is a stretch waist band, and the base fabric is cut to maximize movement in the weave of the fabric. These skirts have some ability to adapt/mold to your shape. The A-line base follows a gentle A-shape designed to suit most people. Originally designed to sit on the hip but can be worn on the waist. Length may slightly vary as each skirt has been handmade.

Care All fabrics have been preshrunk
Hand wash or use delicate setting on machine
DO NOT use clothes dryer as this will damage the elastane in the waist band and will generally shorten the life of the fabric.