Swim Brief Lukarrara


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Gali Swimwear and Warlukurlangu Artists, the Lukarrara swim brief shares the story of Pauline Napangardi Gallagher's Lukarrara Jukurrpa [Desert Fringe-Rush Seed Dreaming].

The rich blue and white lines contrast beautifully as they wrap around the body. The geometry of the pattern is symbolic of the way seeds would fall to the ground and be collected.

classic cut using premium recycled materials, the Lukarrara swim brief not only looks beautiful but also performs and feels comfortable. Perfect for swimming, lounging, and long days at the beach. 

  • Made in Australia

  • 6.5 cm side width

  • Premium recycled material

  • Chlorine, saltwater and sun cream resistant

  • Fully lined in front

  • White internal drawstring

     About the Artwork

    This Dreaming is associated with a place called Jaralypari, north of Yuendumu.

    ‘Lukarrara’ [desert fringe-rush] is a grass with an edible seed. The seeds are traditionally ground on a ‘ngatinyanu’ [large stone] with a ‘ngalikirri’ [smaller stone] to make flour. This flour is mixed with ‘ngapa’ [water] to make damper cakes, which are cooked and eaten.

    In Traditional Warlpiri paintings, iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa [Dreaming]. In Pauline’s painting, ‘U’ shapes can depict the Karnta [women] collecting ‘lukarrara’. Straight lines are used to portray seeds that fall to the ground, which are collected by women using their ‘parrajas’ [wooden food carriers] and ‘karlangu’ [digging sticks].

    Size Guide

    These swim briefs are a tight fit, designed to hug your body. If you are between sizes or would prefer a little more room, select one size up.

    XS: 28-29" (70-75cm)
    S: 30-31" (75-80cm)
    M: 32-33" (80-85cm)
    L: 34-35" (85-90m)
    XL: 36-37" (90-95cm)
    XXL: 38-39" (95-100m)

    Fabric & Care

    Made using recycled PET bottles, this premium fabric is quick-drying and resistant to saltwater and chlorine.

    Body: 77% Polyester (Recycled), 23% Extra Life Elastane (Recycled)
    Lining: 87% Polyester Regen (Recycled), 13% Extra Life Elastane (Recycled)

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