Fabric: Feature fabric is printed in Australia on linen/cotton.
H: 25 cm (10 inches)
W: 25 cm (10 inches)
Base: 16 cm (6.25 inches)
- Fully lined
- Zip closure
- Adjustable strap
- Can be worn on the shoulder or cross body
- Oval base makes its capacity generous
- External zipper pocket on rear
- Internal zip pocket
- Quality notions
Our Nancy bags are made by Kravan House, our partner social enterprise that has been employing, training, and supporting disabled artisans in Cambodia since 2003. It is one of Cambodia’s oldest social enterprises. Each Nancy Bag is handmade with love and care by employees of Kravan House, so please note that every bag is unique, and the placement of the fabric design is different on each item.
Featured Fabric: ‘Baskets’ by Narelle Kanpatja Holland
Narelle lives in the remote Aboriginal community Mantamarru (Jameson) in the Ngaanyatjara Lands in Western Australia. Narelle is a member of Papulankujta Artists.
Narelle’s playful painting was inspired by the baskets the Ngaanyatjarra women make for Tjanpi Weavers. Basket weaving was introduced to women in the NPY Lands in the 1990s as an alternative handicraft income source. They use local tjanpi (grass), a renewable resourced, as the base material for the structure. The weaving is done with raffia and wool to bind the grass. Sometimes the baskets are decorated with found objects such as emu feathers.
Weaving activity has evolved over time. The ladies of the region, including Narelle, have become famed for creating major collaborative artworks from tjanpi. These include a NATSIA prize winning Toyota and figurative works depicting ancestors from the Tjukurpa including Kungkarrangkalpa, the Seven Sisters.
Printed by Next State Print in Melbourne.
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.