We are spolit for choice by all the beautiful clothes on the market today. You could spend a fortune just on the bare necessities. However, if you are looking for something truly unique and affordable then I suggest you check out Kakadu Tiny Tots. The new freshwater turtle beanie hat ($14.99) secures the spot for March’s Product of the Month. Although I want to mention the Walkabout dot painting shoes too ($29.95).
The clothes and designs originate and are uniquely handcrafted in remote indigenous communities in the Northern Territory of Australia. The Beanie features the ”Almunngie” Kakadu Fresh Water turtle which stands out in many of their designs. It is a delicacy eaten all year around by the Ngombur and murrumburr people, often found in the shallow reeds or muddy burrows in billabongs within Kakadu National Park. It’s designed on canvas in the Australian bush then carefully moulded into a 100% cotton beanie. However, Sheril and Jacqueline can also create a custom design.
Set up by artist and traditional owner of Kakadu National Park Sheril Cahill, Kakadu Tiny Tots was created to fill a gap in the market for quality indigenous based clothing and to recognise and acknowledge the aboriginal people of Australia.
Sheril works alongside fellow artist Jacqueline Cahil. Jacqueline is the granddaughter of the late chief of the Ngombur clan group – Walter Barlmarr-Cahill. As well as designing for Piccaninny Tots and operatering her own small based business ‘Lightening Arts n Artifacts’, Sheril is a fulltime park ranger at Kakadu National Park HQ.
Piccanniny Tiny Tots is a wholly Australian owned company that produces authentic aboriginal clothing, accessories and artwork. From beautiful crafted baby wear to uniquely hand painted aboriginal footwear, the range can be found in Lily & Tulip, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc, Lincoln Kidz Wear in South Australia and Starwin Shopfront in the Northern Territory or or purchased online at www.kakadutinytots.com.au