Feature fabric is printed on cotton canvas.
H: 23 cm (9 inches)
L: 28 cm (11 inches)
Adjustable strap that’s also detachable
Can be worn on the shoulder or cross body
Two front, external zipper pockets
Two internal pockets
Each Charlotte Bag is handmade with love and care by the staff of Women for Women Foundation, so please note that every bag is unique, and the placement of the fabric design may be different on each item.
Fabric Story: Jarlji Jukurrpa (Frog Dreaming)
“This painting tells the story of the Jarlji Jukurrpa (frog Dreaming) from Jarljikirlangu, a place to the west of Mt. Denison. Jarljikirlangu means ‘belonging to frog’. This place belongs to Japaljarri/Jungarrayi men and Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women. Jarljikurlangu is a large creek that is dry for most of the year. When it rains it becomes like a swamp, a big water course. The ‘jarlji’ (frog) burrow underground and hibernate during the dry season until the rainy season comes, so the ‘jarlji’ come out of the ground and sit down there. After the rain the ‘jarlji’ frogs croak at night. Women dig for them to cook and then eat them. Frogs can be a very important food source in dry years as they can be found lying together in the soft, moist soil found along many dry watercourses in central Australia.”
Back Story of this beautiful bag made by Flying Fox Fabrics
Songlines is the exclusive stockist of Flying Fox Fabrics products.
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.
Our Charlotte bags are made by Women for Women based in Cambodia. Women for Women prides itself in providing opportunities and skills that empower Cambodian women and girls to be leaders in their community. Each Charlotte Bag is handmade with love and care by the women of Women for Women, so please note that every bag is unique, and the placement of the fabric design is different on each item.