My Favourite Mainie Silk Scarf

Mainie Australia founder Charmaine Saunders wearing Mainie Medicine Silk Scarf, ethical & authentic Aboriginal art design Mina Mina Dreaming

Celebrating Culture and Style: The Mainie Medicine Tree Silk Scarf

In the bustling world of fashion, where trends come and go like whispers in the wind, there are some timeless pieces that transcend the fleeting whims of style. For me, one such piece is my beloved Mainie Medicine Tree silk scarf.

As the founder of Mainie, a uniquely Australian luxury fashion brand, I have the privilege of wearing our authentic Aboriginal art designs every day. But among all the treasures in our collection, the Medicine Tree scarf holds a special place in my heart, and here are four reasons why:

Opalescent Beauty: The opalescent blues and greens that dominate the Medicine Tree design are reminiscent of the mesmerizing hues of Australian opals, my favourite gemstone. But this scarf offers more than just a colour palette; it's a masterpiece of vibrant tones, with splashes of rich reds, oranges, yellows, and navy, evoking the sun-drenched landscape of the Australian Outback. The versatility of these colours allows me to pair the scarf with a range of outfits, from monochromatic ensembles to bold colour combinations, my personal favourite being the striking contrast of orange.

Versatile Style: Scarves are known for their versatility, and the Medicine Tree scarf is no exception. Crafted from sensuously soft silk, it's suitable for any season or occasion. Whether I'm styling it with a crisp white linen shirt in the summer or layering it over a classic navy jacket in the winter, the Medicine Tree scarf always adds an elegant touch. Its generous length enables various styling options, from traditional scarf knots to creative uses like a beach sarong or an evening wrap, making it a versatile accessory for any wardrobe.

Conversation Starter: Wherever I go, my Medicine Tree scarf never fails to attract attention and compliments. Its exquisite colours and distinctively Aboriginal design draw admiring glances from passers-by, sparking conversations and connections. I have always been a bit of an introvert and social events can be daunting, but wearing my Medicine Tree scarf gives me a boost of confidence. It's not just a fashion accessory; it's a conversation starter that helps me feel poised and ready to engage with others.

Cultural Celebration: Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the Medicine Tree scarf embodies a deeper significance. Based on an original painting by Warlpiri Aboriginal artist Geraldine Napangardi Granites, it celebrates the rich 60,000-year-old cultural heritage of Australia's Indigenous peoples. The design depicts the Mina Mina Jukurrpa, a traditional story passed down through generations, symbolising the spiritual connection to ancestral lands and traditions. By wearing the Medicine Tree scarf, I carry a piece of this ancient culture with me, honouring the legacy of Aboriginal women artists like Geraldine and supporting their economic empowerment through Mainie's ethical practices.

In conclusion, the Mainie Medicine Tree silk scarf is more than just a lovely piece of wearable art—it's a symbol of beauty, versatility, connection, and cultural heritage.

As a proud advocate for authentic Aboriginal art and ethical fashion, I cherish every opportunity to showcase the timeless elegance of Mainie's designs. Whether I'm walking through the city streets or attending a social event, my Medicine Tree scarf is not just a colourful silk scarf; it's a statement of style and solidarity with Aboriginal women artists and their communities.

For more information about the Mainie Medicine Tree silk scarf and our commitment to ethical sourcing and cultural celebration, visit our website at

Join us in celebrating culture and style with Mainie's exquisite collection of Aboriginal art-inspired fashion and gifts.


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