Selleck Shirt - Barnkabarra (Mud Crabs)


Inspired by Elvis, the 80’s and Leonardo Dicaprio’s wardrobe in Romeo and Juliet.

This Hawaiian style shirt is named after one of the 1980’s greatest open collar shirt wearers, Magnum P.I himself Tom Selleck. It features a camp-collar, short sleeves and a relaxed fit.

Print: Barnkabarra (Mud Crabs)
By Elizabeth Wullunmingu
Babbarra Womens Centre

Hand printed in our studio in Leichhardt as a 2 colour print on 70% tencel 30% linen.
Being handmade there may be some print variations, making each garment unique.


Treat this handmade garment with love and it will love you back! Cold gentle machine wash, drip dry in shade, warm iron. Avoid the tumble dryer and dry cleaner.

Model: Tyson Ryan

This design tells the story of Elizabeth’s homeland – a dreaming place, a good dreaming place with plentiful mud crabs. Elizabeth’s homeland lies east of Maningrida, at the mouth of Blyth river. This country is known for a large spiritual mud crab, which lives in the area.

Many families go and collect crabs to eat there with long sticks, or collect directly from the shores. Mud crabs hide in the muddy bottoms of estuaries and mangrove forests in areas surrounding Maningrida. After a king tide, a large cyclical tide which bring the crabs out from the mangroves, it is a good time to find crabs.

Barnkabarra (mud crabs) in Kuninjku language, or Rrugurrgurda (mud crabs) in the Burarra language, are good baladji (bush food in Burarra) and can be caught all year round. They are put on the fire to cook and they are ready when they turn a bright orange colour.

Select Size

Size S, Size M, Size L, Size XL, Size XXL

Garment Dimensions

S 112cm 110cm 75cm
M 116cm 115cm 76cm
L 122cm 120cm 78cm
XL 126cm 125cm 78cm
XXL 132cm 130cm 78cm

* Measurements are taken from the garment and may vary slightly. Measurements are taken based on average body proportions.

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