Gali Swimwear and Warlukurlangu Artists come together to give you the Ngalyipi swim brief, sharing the story of Ingrid Napangardi Williams's Ngalyipi Jukurrpa [Snake Vine Dreaming].
Ngalyipi's vibrant colours make a statement as the deep purples, blues and whites play together to create a stunning aesthetic. This bold piece is symbolic of the vines that played an important role in medicines and the initiation ceremonies of young men.
A classic cut using premium recycled materials, the Ngalyipi 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 Purturlu (Mount Theo), north-west of Yuendumu.
‘Ngalyipi’ [snake vine] is a green plant found on sandy spinifex plains and sandhills that climb up the trunks and branches of trees and shrubs. ‘Ngalyipi’ is depicted in paintings due to its medical use and importance in initiation ceremonies of young Japanangka/Japangardi men. For medical use; the vines are used as tourniquets, and the leaves and vines are used as bandages for wounds. Warlpiri people chew the leaves to treat colds and tie the stems around the forehead to cure headaches.
In Traditional Warlpiri paintings, iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa [Dreaming]. In Ingrid’s painting, the sinuous lines are used to represent the ‘ngalyipi’ [snake vine].”
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)