Swim Brief Ngalyipi

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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.

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].”

    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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    Excellent swimmers. They fit and are comfortable. I have used them daily ever since they arrived.

    Only one minor suggestion for improvement in design: the front rides quite high on me, if possible cut up to an extra 1cm from the front tapering to the hip

    Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Large
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