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Nancy Bag – Rockholes by Angilyiya Mitchell

$110.00 inc. GST

Nancy is a sweet and stylish crossbody bag with oval base and adjustable strap – a very practical size. You will love the quality!

This Nancy Bag features a fabric design that has adapted ‘Kapi Tjukurla’, an original painting by Angilyiya Tjapiti Mitchell.

The fabric is produced by Flying Fox Fabrics under license in collaboration with Papulankutja Artists.

Description

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)

Features

  • 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 Kraven House, so please note that every bag is unique, and the placement of the fabric design is different on each item.

Featured Fabric: ‘Kapi Tjukurla’ by Angilyiya Tjapiti Mitchell

Angilyiya lives in the remote Aboriginal community Mantamarru (Jameson) in the Ngaanyatjara Lands in Western Australia. Angilyiya is a member of Papulankujta Artists.

Kapi (water) and tjukurla (holes in rocks) are where water collects after rain. Knowledge of where to find water in any form is critical in an arid landscape. The location of kapi tjukurla was handed down through story and song cycles. It was particularly important to know which kapi tjukurla had water at which time of the year as it could mean life or death. The circles in the painting represent the kapi tjukurla. The lines connecting the circles are the creeks, streams or paths the water takes that appear during the rainy times.

Angilyilya has a bold, colourful and vivacious style of painting. She paints with the confidence of an elder with deep ceremonial knowledge.

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.