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Budgerigar [Warlpiri Language]

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As part of our collaboration with Warlukurlangu Artists, the Ngatijirri swim brief shares the story of Kenneth Jungarrayi Martin's Ngatijirri Jukurrpa [Budgerigar Dreaming].

This powerful design uses black and white in contrast to create a striking impression. A modern interpretation of 'ngatijirri' [budgerigar] ceremonial singing and dancing, each black and white cross is symbolic of the birds' footprints as they perform.

Crafted from high-quality recycled materials, the Ngatijirri 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 (Classic cut - 6.5cm side width)
  • Buligaa (Racer cut - 4cm side width)

    Artwork Story

    This Dreaming is associated with a place called Yangarnmpi, south of Yuendumu.

    ‘Ngatijirri’ [budgerigar] are small, bright green birds native to Central Australia and are common around the Yuendumu area. ‘Ngatijirri’ and their eggs are considered a delicacy. Men would hunt for ‘ngatijirri’ nests, and use ‘karli’ [boomerangs] to hunt the birds in flight. Each time the flock of ancestral ‘ngatijirri’ lands they perform ceremonies, singing and dancing as they fly and roost in the trees.

    In Traditional Warlpiri paintings, iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa [Dreaming]. In Kenneth’s painting, ceremonial sites are depicted as concentric circles. Cross-like shapes depict the footprints of the birds on the ground and give an indication of the large flocks of ‘ngatijirri’ that can be found near Yangarnmpi and other sites close to Yuendumu.

    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)
    XXL: 38-39" (95-100cm)

    Remember - if your swimwear is not a perfect fit you can exchange them free-of-charge, 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.

    Satisfaction Guarantee

    Not the perfect fit? We offer hassle free returns and exchanges - that's our guarantee to you. Plus, we'll cover the cost of the postage!

    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

    Aboriginal artist Kenneth Jungarrayi Martin

    Kenneth Jungarrayi Martin

    Meet The Artist

    Kenneth Jungarrayi Martin is a Warlpiri man, painting at Warlukurlangu Artist in Yuendumu since 2011.

    Mob: Warlipir

    Learn More

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    sean mccann
    Fantastic Service

    I had to exchange sizes and also changed the design. The guys were great, it was no hastle. Highly recommend!

    Seth Larkin
    Summer ready

    Love my new swimming briefs! The note I received with them was a nice touch. Summer is looking gewwd ⭐️

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