Taro Tea Towel

Gertie Deeral

100% linen, individually screen-printed tea towel. Artwork design by Gertie Deeral, from the Hopevale Arts Centre.

Gertie Deeral is an important leader and elder from the Dingaal clan and is a traditional owner of the country around Lizard Island.

Weight: 108g
Dimensions: L: 90cm W: 50.5cm

Gertie was born in Woorabinda in 1944. Her family were interned there during WW2. Gertie and her family moved back to Hope Vale when she was a young girl after the war ended. Gertie’s totems are Bunjarr (Owl) from her father's side and Walmbaar (Stingray) from her mother's side.

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