Mina Mina Shirt

Mina Mina Shirt

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Go to the top of the class when it comes to smart casual dressing with this stylish shirt. 

Dress your little one in culture. Pair their new favourite shirt with shorts, trousers or jeans to complete the look and you're good to go. This item is a dress wear staple, made with premium quality. This shirt is sure to be a hit!

Comfortable and stylish, this short sleeve shirt is made from quality materials with vivid colours. It is lightweight and soft. Constructed from 100% Cotton fabric, its breathable and great on your little one’s skin. 

The perfect gift. Is someone's birthday coming up? The Mina Mina Shirt will make the perfect birthday or Christmas gift. It is comfortable, fun, and very affordable. Get your little one their own shirt or buy one for a friend!

We've replaced the press stud with plastic snaps so they won't rust. It also makes teaching your little one how to dress themselves much easier. Not to mention how easy for quick to remove clothing in the case of a quick changes. 

Available in sizes 0-3 Months (000), 3-6 Months (00), 6-12 Months (0), 1, 2, and 3.

The next lot of sizes have the standard button and button holes which is great for developing motor skills. This shirt has a collar upgrade to a two-piece collar for a more formalised fit. You can even dress it up with a tie ready for those extra special occasions.

Available in sizes 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14.

Artwork by Antoinette Napanangka Brown.

Mina Mina is an extremely important ceremonial site for Napangardi and Napanangka women that is located approximately 600kms west of Yuendumu, just east of Lake Mackay and the WA border. The area has a 'marluri' (salt lake or claypan) that is usually dry, without water. There are also a number of 'mulju' (soakages), sandhills, and a large stand of 'kurrkara' (desert oaks [Allocasuarina decaisneana]). The Mina Mina Jukurrpa is an important source of Warlpiri ritual knowledge and social organization, particularly relating to the different roles performed by men and women.
The 'kirda' (owners) of this country are Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardi/Japanangka men, who can depict portions of the Mina Mina Jukurrpa in their paintings. There are a number of different components of the Mina Mina Jukurrpa - artists usually choose to depict one particular aspect. These can include 'karnta' (women), 'karlangu' (digging sticks), 'majardi' (hairstring skirts/tassels), 'ngalyipi' (snakevine), 'jintiparnta' (desert truffle), and 'kurrkara' (desert oak).
The Mina Mina Jukurrpa tells the story of a group of ancestral 'karnta' (women) who traveled from west to east. In the Dreamtime, these ancestral women danced at Mina Mina and 'karlangu' (digging sticks) rose up out of the ground. They collected these digging sticks and started travelling to the east. They carried their digging sticks over their shoulders and they were adorned with 'majardi' (hairstring belts), white feathers, and necklaces made from 'yinirnti' (bean tree [Erythrina vespertilio]) seeds. They continuously anointed themselves with 'minyira' (shiny fat) to increase their ritual powers as they went along. As the women travelled, they were followed by a 'yinkardakurdaku' (spotted nightjar) from the Jakamarra subsection. The bird would call out and then hide in the bushes behind them as they travelled.
When the women danced at Mina Mina, they created a large dust cloud that swept up the 'walyankarna' (snake ancestors).

Hand made locally on Dharawal Country on the South Coast of New South Wales.

100% Aboriginal owned and operated.