Fabric: Linen/cotton feature base cloth and cotton lining.
Color: The base cloth color is ‘duck egg blue’ and the inks are turquoise and white.
W: 20 cm (8 inches)
H: 10 cm (4 inches)
D: 2 cm (0.75 inches)
- Magnetic clasp
- 6 slip-in card pockets
- Two full length pocket/compartments for notes
- Zippered full length internal pocket
- Limited edition – only 4 made
- Can be washed gently by hand
NB: Please note that each purse is unique and the placement of the fabric design is different and wonderful on each item.
The fabric was hand-printed at Palngun Wurnangat Aboriginal Corporation in Wadeye (Port Keats) in the Northern Territory. This purse was 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.
Designer: Bridget Bunduck
Bridget is a Tharnpa woman from Wadeye, and a self-taught artist. She has worked at Palngun Wurnangat Aboriginal Corporation since 2009 and is an integral part of the design and production team. Bridget is the great-granddaughter of Nym Bunduck – one of Australia’s most significant bark painters – whose art is held in national collections including the National Gallery of Australia and NSW Art Gallery. Bridget’s designs are humorous and classic – based on stories and experiences from her country and her life. She has three children and loves fishing and picking pandanus to make dilly bags.
Design: “The echidna is one of the animals in my dreaming. There are lots of echidnas in Wadeye especially on the land around Air Force creek.”
Palgunun Wurnangat Aboriginal (PWA) Corporation (also known as Wadeye Women) oversees a range of community-based projects designed to preserve and promote Aboriginal culture and tradition, whilst developing self-sustaining businesses and programs run by, and for, all aboriginal people within the community. Palngun Wurnangat means ‘women all together‘, or ‘all the women here‘ in Murrinhpatha – the main language spoken in the Thamarrurr region. The Thamarrurr region is approximately 380kms South-West of Darwin and extends from Daly River to the Western Australian border in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf.
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