Fabric and color: the base cloth of the printed fabric is cotton canvas. 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 sourced in Australia
- Made by Women For Women Foundation Cambodia
How was it made?
The fabric was sourced in Australia 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
Artist: Jeanie Napangardi Lewis
The design: Mina Mina (Women’s Dreaming)
Story: “This ‘Jukurrpa’ (Dreaming) comes from Mina Mina, a very important women’s Dreaming site far to the west of Yuendumu near Lake Mackay and the WA border. The ‘kirda’ (owners) of this Dreaming are Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardi/Japanangka men – the area is sacred to Napangardi and Napanangka women. There are a number of ‘mulju’ (water soakages) and a ‘maluri’ (clay pan) at Mina Mina.
In the Dreamtime, ancestral women danced at Mina Mina and ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks) rose up out of the ground. The women collected the digging sticks and then travelled on to the east, dancing, digging for bush tucker, collecting ‘ngalyipi’ (snake vine [Tinospora smilacina]), and creating many places as they went. ‘Ngalyipi’ is a rope-like creeper that grows up the trunks and limbs of trees, including ‘kurrkara’ (desert oak [Allocasuarina decaisneana]). It is used as a ceremonial wrap and as a strap to carry ‘parraja’ (coolamons) and ‘ngami’ (water carriers). ‘Ngalyipi’ is also used to tie around the forehead to cure headaches, and to bind cuts.
The women stopped at Karntakurlangu, Janyinki, Parapurnta, Kimayi, and Munyuparntiparnti, sites spanning from the west to the east of Yuendumu. When they stopped, the women dug for bush foods like ‘jintiparnta’ (desert truffle [Elderia arenivaga]). The Dreaming track eventually took them far beyond Warlpiri country. The track passed through Coniston in Anmatyerre country to the east, and then went on to Alcoota and Aileron far to the northeast of Yuendumu and eventually on into Queensland.
Warlukurlangu Artists is a non-profit, fully Aboriginal owned arts corporation located Yuendumu in remote Central Australia.
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