Yuwurli is the Tiwi name for mangrove worm. Yuwurli worm is bush medicine for sore tummies and mothers who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Tiwi people love to eat it, even if they’re not sick. Yuwurli is also a traditional ‘hangover cure.’ Yuwurli cannot be eaten during Tiyari, the build up season between the dry and the wet.
Our Jilamara textiles are hand screen printed by a team of 4 printers, in the Nancy Henry Ripijingimpi screenprinting studio at Jilamara. Each meterage is unique and will most likely have one or two bush touches (a little Milikapiti earth, a smudge of ochre etc). We hope these imperfections remind you of where these textiles were made. We use hanky linen, 100% cotton and a cotton polyester blend. Fabric is sold in 2-metre lengths. Please enquire about colourways or if you have something else in mind.