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Delia Bag – Parumpi

$95.00 inc. GST

Delia bags have a sleek form and adjustable strap making them a very practical and stylish bag. Delias are one of our customers’ top picks!

This Delia bag features a digitally printed fabric design based on an original artwork by Narelle Kanpatja Holland from Papulankutja Artists in the Ngaanyatjara Lands of Western Australia. 

This Delia bag features fabric produced by Flying Fox Fabrics under license in collaboration with Papulankutja Artists.

Printed in Australia.

Description

Fabric: Feature fabric is printed in Australia on linen/cotton.

H: 27cm (12.6 inch)
W: 24cm (9.5 inch)
Base: 6cm (2.4 inch)

Features

  • Fully lined
  • Zip closure
  • Adjustable strap
  • Can be worn on the shoulder or cross body
  • Two front, external zipper pockets
  • Internal zip pocket
  • Two internal pockets
  • Quality notions

Our Delia bags are made by Women for Women, our partner foundation based in Cambodia. Women for Women prides itself in providing opportunities and skills that empower Cambodian women and girls to be leaders in their community. Each Delia Bag is handmade with love and care by the women of Women for Women, so please note that every bag is unique, and the placement of the fabric design is different on each item.

Featured Fabric: Parumpi by Narelle Kanpatja Holland 

This painting maps the country called Parumpi, between Mantamaru (Jameson) and Walu rock hole, north of Papulankutja (Blackstone). What was once a traditional walking track is now driven by cars. The thick yellow lines are the sand hills and the circles are the rock holes or ‘soakages’ where water exists underground. During times of need soakages can be dug. Knowledge of reliable water sources was extremely important for those living in the arid environment of the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. Narelle explained that her painting is similar to the designs Yarnangu (people) carve and burn into punu (wood).

Narelle is a senior woman and lives in Mantamaru community. As an artsworker for Papulankutja Artists she supports other artists.

Papulankutja Artists and Flying Fox Fabrics:

This Nancy Bag features fabric from the collaboration between Papulankutja Artist and Flying Fox Fabrics. This collaboration has produced a vibrant range of digitally printed fabrics which feature original artworks from Papulankutja artists. The artist of each artwork is paid royalties for every metre printed.

Papulankutja Artists is a community-based, not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation governed by a committee of elected members. Papulankutja (Blackstone) is a community located within the Ngaanyatjarraku Shire Council, Western Australia and is approximately 800 km south west of Alice Springs, NT. The art centre supports local artists and those living in neighbouring community Mantamaru (Jameson), 70 km to the west.

Flying Fox Fabrics is a social enterprise based in Darwin. Flying Fox Fabrics specialises in ethically value-adding to fabric which is designed by First Nations people by making accessories, clothing, and homewares. Flying Fox Fabrics products are made in partnership with fair trade organisations in Cambodia that train and employ disables artisans. Their work is highly skilled and showcases the First Nations fabrics with great respect.