Carla Purse – Marrirrmira Story – Philip GudthayKudthay (brown)


Lovely to carry and strong – our Carla purse is well-crafted, practical and durable. Plus it looks great in hand printed fabric. She will keep your cards, coins and cash in order. We get many repeat customers for this one.

Features fabric designed by Philip Gudthaykudthay and printed in the community at Bula’bula Arts in Ramingining, NT, Australia.

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Availability: 1 in stock

Fabric: Cotton drill feature base cloth and cotton lining.
Color: The base cloth colour is pale brown and the inks are red ochre and silver.

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 by artisans at Bula’bula Arts in Ramingining, Central Arnhem Land 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.

Fabric Designer: Philip “Pussycat” Gudthaykudthay

Marrirrmira Story
This painting is about the place where Phillip was born, the homeland of his father. The special markings and patterns refer to a special place and a story that he has inherited from his father, stories specific to the Dhuwa moeity. It is from a place called Marirrmira, 800 km east of Ramingining. Philip paints the markings of this special place which refers to a shelter, an shaded area that his father and other elders would gather together, light a fire and share stories and share food together after a hunt.
Art centre:
Bula’bula Arts. Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation ‘the cultural heart of Ramingining community’, is situated in the remote community of Ramingining in North East Arnhem Land surrounded by the Arafura wetlands, which has been placed on the Australian National Heritage list and is managed using traditional land management practices.
Bula’bula Arts is an Aboriginal owned and governed, not for profit organisation with its core objective being to preserve and foster Yolngu culture.
Ramingining community and its surrounding outstations are home to a population varying between 700-1200 people depending on season and ceremony.
Bula’bula Arts is one of Australia’s most significant art centres with works from our highly recognised artists in collections nationally and internationally. Bula’bula represents approx. 150 artist members inclusive of all clan families and language groups in the area and provides materials, mentoring and business support, and cultural maintenance and inter-generational learning programs as well as income and employment opportunities for members of the community.


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