Chris Bag – Big Leaf – Marita Sambono


“Just the right size for a go-anywhere day bag, with room for wallet, sunglasses, phone, keys – it can even fit an iPad and drink bottle!” Zarina  

Practical, easy to use and strong. The Chris bag is a versatile unisex messenger bag with external pockets (in feature fabric) to keep you organised. Adjustable shoulder strap so can be worn on the shoulder or across body. A flap secures all your valuables. Also has a handy deep zippered pocket on the reverse side.

Fabric designed by Marita Sambono from Merrepen Arts in Daly River the Northern Territory of Australia

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Availability: 1 in stock

Fabric: Linen/cotton feature fabric is red with the design printed twice and offset with orange and pale pink inks.

  • H: 27 cm (10.5 inches)
  • W: 21 (8.5 inches)
  • D: 6 cm (gusset)  (2.5 inches)


  • Magnetic clasp on front
  • Handy pockets under flap in feature fabric including with velcro fastening
  • Fully lined
  • Adjustable strap
  • Internal zip pocket
  • Discreet external zip pocket on rear
  • Limited edition (only 4 were made from this fabric)

Please note that each bag is unique and the placement of the fabric design is different and wonderful on each item.

Fair Trade: #whomadeyourbag – Mr Run Cheak and his wife make the small and large messenger bags. They have been working for social enterprise Kravan House for more than 15 years. Mr Run Cheak was a farmer who stepped on a landmine in 1993. At Kravan House he retrained as an artisan which has given him good steady income and he has become a master craftsman.

Care Instructions: Dry cleaning recommended. Some of our customers wash their bags by hand or on a gentle machine cycle.

The design: Big Leaf

About the artist:

Marita Sambono was born in the old hospital at the Daly River Mission, also called Nauiyu, nestled on the banks of the Daly River, 230 kilometres south-west of Darwin. Marita is part of a renowned family of Ngan’gikurunggurr artists and traditional knowledge custodians.

Marita is known for her paintings on canvas and silk, which are immersed in cultural and ecological processes of her country. She also paints religious themes. Marita has exhibited since 1987 and has been represented in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory seven times.

Merrepen Arts is located at Nauiyu Nambiyu (Daly River) Community, about 220 km south west of Darwin. With the help of printmaker Bobbie Reuben the artists produce beautiful screen printed fabric designs that reflect the rich and abundant natural environment of the local rivers and wet lands. They have a website here


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