Fabric and color: the base cloth of the printed cotton canvas. The design has been digitally printed by Next State in Melbourne. The photos are colour accurate.
h: 35 cm (14 inch)
w: 40 cm (16 inch)
d: 11 cm (4.5 inch)
- Zip closure
- Fully lined
- Internal pockets (one with zip)
- Can hold itself upright
- Handles securely attached
- Can hold a 13 inch laptop and A4 files easily
- Gusset at the base
- Limited Edition (only 2 made)
- Fabric design story supplied with each bag
- Fabric printed in Australia
- Made by Women For Women Foundation Cambodia
How was it made?
The fabric was hand-printed by Aboriginal printers in the remote community Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) then beautifully crafted by our fair trade partners in Cambodia.
Note: The placement and color variation of the fabric design is unique and special on every bag
The artist: Janet Nyunmitji Forbes.
Janet lives in the remote Aboriginal community Papulankutja (Blackstone) in the Ngaanyatjara Lands of Western Australia. Janet is a member of Papulankujta Artists.
Janet has painted a woman or kunga dancing at her campsite. The kunga has customary women’s markings painted on her breasts for performing ceremonial dances.
The campsite is identified by the fireplace (star in the middle) and wiltja – a traditional shade shelter made of branches. She is accompanied by her beloved dogs.
Janet is an accomplished artist with a fine sense of colour and composition. Her artworks are often intricately layered. She is also a weaver.
Printed by Next State Print in Melbourne.
The design: ‘Kungka Inma’ Dancing Woman