Paperbark Woman is operated by Lenore Dembski, an Aboriginal artist and award-winning fashion designer with 50 years’ experience and extensive contacts in the Indigenous community.
The shop specialises in Aboriginal fabric and textiles. There are over 300 commercially and hand decorated fabrics. Materials are available by the metre as well as long quarters (LQs) and fat quarters (FQs) and in kits. The fabrics are suitable for patchwork and quilting, clothing, accessories and interior design.
Paperbark Woman also has clothing and accessories, bags, homewares and other items using textiles designed and/or produced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
If you are planning a conference, event or meeting, you can check out Paperbark Woman’s bags and corporate gifts.
The business’ mission statement is: “Paperbark Woman will continue to seek a balance between making a profit and helping other Territorians to develop and grow
The business name Paperbark Woman comes from Lenore’s Aboriginal group, the Kungarakan people, who are known as Paperbark people.
You can like it on Facebook @paperbarkwoman and follow it on Instagram @paperbark.woman
Shop 13 Arafura Plaza, 24 Cavanagh Street, Darwin 0800
Tel: +618 8941 7142
Images courtesy of Paperbark Woman