Women wearing designs by North in Darwin © North

Darwin, Northern Territory © North

Where to find Australia’s best Aboriginal fashion and textiles

Textile by Artist Janet Marawarr at Bábbarra Designs in Maningrida © Bábbarra Designs/Ingrid Johanson

Bábbarra print by artist Janet Marawarr, Maningrida, Northern Territory © Bábbarra Designs/Ingrid Johanson

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Travel tip

When in Maningrida, be sure to visit the Djómi Museum, which features bark paintings, sculptural works, artefacts and weavings dating back to the 1940s.

Models wearing Kirrikin 2020 collection in Perth, Western Australia © Kirrikin

Designs by Kirrikin, St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia © Kirrikin

Minyerri women modelling for Magpie Goose on Alawa Country in Northern Territory © Helen Orr

Magpie Goose designs, Alawa, Northern Territory © Helen Orr

Model wears Murdie’s Two Dogs Dreaming boxy top by North in Darwin © North

Sundress by North, Darwin, Northern Territory © North

Models wearing Ngali label in Melbourne © Ngali/Artwork by Lindsay Malay

Clothing by Ngali, Melbourne, Victoria © Ngali/Artwork by Lindsay Malay

Tourists walking into Tiwi Design in Tiwi Islands © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Tiwi Design, Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Fun fact

 The Tiwi people love Australian rules football, and the Tiwi Islands football grand final, held each March, attracts up to 3,000 fans from the island and mainland.

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Women wearing textiles created at Ngukurr Arts in Ngukurr © Ngukurr Arts/Alan Joshua and Karen Rogers

Ngukurr Arts fashion, Ngukurr, Northern Territory © Ngukurr Arts/Alan Joshua and Karen Rogers

Shaniqua Chreubun outfit from Marnin Studio at the Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre in Fitzroy Crossing © Candice Carter for ‘Design Within Country’

Shaniqua Chreubun outfit from Marnin Studio, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia © Candice Carter for ‘Design Within Country’