Shirt M Long Sleeve – Lino print – Babbarra Designs


Shirt with two front panels made from Aboriginal art lino-printed fabric from Babbarra Designs. Fabric was printed on site at their workshop in Maningrida in the Northern Territory of Australia.

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Only one of these was ever made from a unique 2 metre length of printed fabric.
Classic style shirt with buttoning collar, front pocket, slightly shaped hem and long sleeves.
The shirt has long sleeves with cuffs and buttons on the plackets. At the back there are two small pleats on the back at the yoke.
It has a lovely feel as both fabrics are matched in weight and quality. The collar holds its shape well but is not stiff, so very comfortable to wear.
The shirt is beautifully hand tailored with french seams and top stitching.

Size: M
To fit chest size 98 – 102 cm/38 – 40 inches
Collar: 42 cm/16.5 inches

Actual size of shirt measuring;
At the chest – 120cm/47 inches
Sleeve (underside) length: 51 cm/20 inches
Back from collar to bottom of shirt: 81 cm/32 inches

Fabric: feature fabric is hand-printed cotton. Plain black fabric used for sleeves and back is pure linen.
Color: The base cloth is a vivid blue and the lino tiles have been printed in slightly different shades of ink including olive green and black.

Design: The design is grasses and the fabric was hand-printed on site by Aboriginal women printers in Maningrida, Central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia in 2007.
It was sourced directly from the art centre when I was working with Babbarra Designs on a business planning consultancy at the time. It was such a privilege to visit the centre and work with the ladies.

The shirt was made in Cambodia with our Master Tailor partners Sreymom at O’Russey Market in Phnom Penh. They have made many beautiful men’s shirts for us. If you are interested in having a shirt tailored to your measurements from some of our fabric, let us know.


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