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The Ritjinguthinha Cool-Dry Mesh UPF 50+ Polo - Kids - Multi Colour

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This Kids Polo is part of a very special collection featuring the winning artwork from our 2020 Young Artists Competition. 100% of the profits from these beautiful shirts is donated to our three partner charities Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF), Gunawirra and Nutrition Plus. Each of these non-for-profits make significant contributions to Indigenous children's lives through education, health and creative development.

The artwork “The Ritjinguthinha” by Jaeve portrays the Dreamtime stories of her people, the Kalkadoon people of the Mt Isa region. You can read the full beautiful story below.

For playful and practical kidswear, our Kids Polos are the perfect shirt for little one's wardrobes. The polos are constructed with durable, breathable moisture-wicking fabric, so kids can run around to their heart's content!

Style: Kids Polo Shirt
Materials: 100% Polyester Cool-Dry Mesh UPF 50+
Washing: Cold machine wash with similar colours.
Story: The Ritjinguthinha
Artist: Jaeve

"My painting represents the many Dreamtime stories that have been passed on through the generations since the dawn of time. At the bottom of my painting you will see the Emu in the sky. Aboriginal legend tells us emus were the creator spirits that would fly and look over the land. Moving up my painting I have included the many red and ochre colours of our country. My ancestors were the Kalkadoon people from the Mt Isa region, and these colours reflect their surroundings. I have included the symbol for women, paying respect in particular, to my female ancestors, who raised their children and hunted, farmed and foraged with their digging sticks on this land. Our family totem is the Desert Goanna, which was passed onto me from my aunty, this connects me to my Indigenous heritage both on a spiritual and cultural level. Spanning my painting I have included the footsteps of our First Nations people crossing over our land, like they did 65,000 years ago. I have included the sea/coast line, as both the land and ocean were of equal importance to our ancestors. The turtle was a favoured food source of our First Nations people and are still celebrated with respect today. The many swirls and dot work represent the Dreamtime stories and I hope this will encourage and inspire people to embrace the ancient history of our country". - Jaeve

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We are proud to support First Nations artists, community organisations, non-for-profits, and small Indigenous-owned retail businesses. Our diverse audience and customers gives us the ability to reach all Australians and promote cultural awareness and appreciation. Together in the last 3 years we have directed $1.8 million to Indigenous employment and training, artist compensation and promotion, model contracts and direct community funding.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters, and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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07/27/2021
Jade b.
Australia Australia
The Ritjinguthinha Kids Polo

Comfy shirt, washes well, my son loves the design!

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