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Ngalyipi - Gali Swimwear
Ngalyipi - Gali Swimwear
Ngalyipi - Gali Swimwear


Snake Vine [Warlpiri Language]

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As part of our collaboration with Warlukurlangu Artists, the Ngalyipi swim brief shares 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.

Crafted from high-quality 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
  • Premium recycled material
  • Chlorine, saltwater and sun cream resistant
  • Fully lined in front
  • White internal drawstring

Available in two cuts:

  • Yuli (6.5cm side width)
  • Buligaa (4cm side width)

    Artwork Story

    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

    GALI swim briefs are 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" (85-90cm)
    XL: 36-37" (90-95cm)
    2XL: 38-39" (95-100cm)
    3XL: 40-41" (100-105cm)
    4XL: 42-43" (105-110cm)

    Remember - if your swimwear is not a perfect fit you can exchange them or request a refund. See our Returns & Refund Policy.

    Fabric & Care

    Made using recycled PET bottles, our 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)

    Gali Swimwear is committed to producing sustainable products and eco-friendly packaging. This allows us to care for Country by minimising our impact on the environment.

    Shipping & Returns

    Get free standard shipping when you buy any swimwear design.

    Not the perfect fit? We offer hassle free returns and exchanges - that's our guarantee to you.

    See our Shipping Policy here.

    See our Refund Policy here.

    Plus, we'll cover up to AUD$15 of the return postage cost! See our Exchange & Refund policy for details.

    Your Impact

    Gali Swimwear is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated.

    Each design is ethically developed in collaboration with First Nations artists, who entrust us to share their stories and culture.

    With each purchase you are:

    • ensuring First Nations artists receive an income through a royalty paid for every product made
    • contributing to community-led projects with $1 of every product sold donated back to each artist's community
    • celebrating Australia's First Nations culture and creativity by wearing an authentic First Nations design
    • helping the environment by choosing a brand that cares for Country
    Ngalyipi - Gali Swimwear
    Ngalyipi - Gali Swimwear
    Ngalyipi - Gali Swimwear

    Ingrid Napangardi Williams

    Meet The Artist

    Ingrid Napangardi Williams is a Warlpiri woman, painting at Warlukurlangu Artist in Yuendumu since 1999.

    Mob: Warlipir

    Learn More

    Bundle & save

    Build Your Own Pack

    • Swimwear + Underwear Packs: save 15% off your order when you bundle underwear with any GALI Swimwear design
    • Swimwear Packs: purchase any 2 swimwear items and get 15% off your order
    • Underwear Packs: purchase any 3 underwear items and get 15% off your order

    Discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 9 reviews
    Jeremy Shirm
    Love it

    Great print, great cut, great swimmers!

    Mitchell Cross
    Amazing print and super comfortable

    These are my new go-to’s. Absolutely love this print.

    Samuel Rasmussen



    Well made great swimmer and sizing spot on

    gerard hull
    New love

    Brought a pair of Ngalyipi because I loved the design and colours. It was simple to order and quick delivery.. The swimwear are form fitting have been great to go swimming or hanging by the beach.

    • Free Worldwide Shipping

      Free standard shipping on all swimwear orders, worldwide.

    • Satisfaction Guarantee

      Hassle free returns or exchanges if you're not satisfied (see policy).

    • Eco-Friendly

      Made from premium recycled fabrics.

    • Your Impact

      Celebrate and support First Nations culture & creativity.