Elegant crossbody bag with adjustable strap that also looks gorgeous as a shoulder bag.
The bag features a superb fabric print by artist Mitjili Napurrula and hand-printed in Australia. See story below.
This is one of our most popular bags and is also known as the ‘double zipper bag’ for it’s handy external pockets on the front. There’s also another zip pocket on the back. Fully lined and includes internal zip pocket.
This gorgeous bag features a triple screen print. The contrasting fabric is black colored handwoven silk/cotton with a lovely texture. This is a high quality bag
The base is a narrow oval that the bag sits on.
Limited Edition: All our products are made in small batches as all the fabrics are handprinted in very limited quantities, sometimes no more than 2 metres.
H: 35 cm/13.5 inches
W: 36 cm/14.25 inches
Base Depth: 9 cm/3.5 inches (base).
The feature fabric was designed by Aboriginal artist Mitjili Napurrula of Ikuntji Artists in Haasts Bluff, Central Australia.
Fabric: Cotton drill and cotton/silk
Color: The base cloth color is maroon and the ink is pale pink
The matched fabric is a high quality slightly textured cotton/silk blend hand-woven in Vietnam.
The feature fabric was hand-printed at Publisher Textiles in Sydney then beautifully crafted by fair trade partners Villageworks Cambodia as part of our collaboration with Flying Fox Fabrics. Villageworks employs, trains and supports disabled Cambodian artisans. The lady who made these bags lives in a village in the Cambodian countryside around 50 km from Phnom Penh.
Fabric Designer: Mitjili Napurrula
Design: Watiyatjua (Many Trees)
Mitjili paints her fathers Tjukurrpa, the ceremonial spear straightening in Uwalkari country (Gibson desert region). The Watiya Tjuta (acacia trees) are the trees that are used to make these spears. Uwalkari country is abundant with Watiya Tjuta, as well as sand hills and other plants.
This story was passed down to her by her mother; she remembers, “After I got married, my mother taught me my father’s Tjukurrpa in the sand, that’s what I’m painting on the canvas”. Mitjili and her brother Tjupurrula both inherited the right to paint works related to Ilyingaungau in the Gibson Desert. This site, south of Walungurru (Kintore), some 520kms west of Mparntwe (Alice Springs), is where the artist’s Mutikatjirri ancestors assembled their kulata (spears) for a conflict with the Tjukula men.
Fabric printed by:
Publisher Textiles & Papers in Sydney is one of Australia’s leading print houses. Focused on producing original patterns through traditional hand-screen printing methods they create bold and colourful textiles, hand printed wallpaper, clothing and fabric.