Chris Bag – Echidna – Bridget Bunduck

$89.00

“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  

This quirky, playful fabric print is a perennial favourite with its cute echidnas. Our Chris bag is practical, easy to use and strong. It’s a versatile unisex messenger bag with external pockets (in feature fabric) to keep you organised.

Fabric designed by Bridget Bunduck and hand printed at Palngun Wurnangat Women’s Centre in Wadeye (Port Keats) in the Northern Territory of Australia

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Availability: 1 in stock

Fabric: Cotton denim feature fabric is printed with variegated ink colors and has a blue cotton lining.

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

Features:

  • Magnetic clasp on front
  • Handy pockets under flap in feature fabric including with velcro fastening
  • Fully lined
  • Adjustable strap
  • Can be worn on the shoulder or crossbody
  • Internal zip pocket
  • Discreet external zip pocket on rear
  • Design story supplied with each bag
  • Limited edition (only 4 were made from this fabric)
  • Fabric hand printed in Wadeye community, Australia
  • Can be gently hand washed

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.

Designer: Bridget Bunduck

Design: Echidna by artists Bridget Bunduck of Palngun Wurnangat (Wadeye Women) in the Northern Territory Australia and hand printed in Australia.

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.

“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.”

Art centre
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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