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Delia – Injalak – Water Lilies (hand printed)

$110.00

Delia bags have a sleek form and adjustable strap making them a very practical and stylish bag. Delias are one of our customers’ top picks! Fabric printed in Australia.

This Delia bag features a hand screen-printed fabric design based on an original artwork by First Nations artist Eva Nganjmirra from Injalak Arts located in Gunbalanya, a remote community in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Free shipping in Australia

Availability: 1 in stock

Fabric: Feature fabric is hand printed in Gunbalanya, NT on purple linen and the complementary navy blue fabric is hand woven cotton.

H: 27cm (12.6 inch)
W: 24cm (9.5 inch)
Base: 6cm (2.4 inch)

Features

  • Fully lined
  • Zip closure
  • Adjustable strap, can be worn on the shoulder or cross body
  • Two front, external zipper pockets
  • Internal zip pocket
  • Two internal pockets
  • Quality notions
  • Limited edition – made in small batches in a disability workshop
  • Design story provided
  • Fabric hand printed on country

Our Delia bags are made by Women for Women, our partner foundation 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 Delia 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.

Featured Fabric: Mandem (Water Lilies)

Women and girls in Gunbalanya used to go down to the billabong, wade into the water and gather mandem (water lily roots), manbardmo (water lilystems and flowers) and barrdjungka (water lily seeds). Then they would go up the hill and gather firewood. They would cook the roots and seeds in the ashes or coals of the fire, share them around and eat them. We eat the seeds raw or cooked, but the stems are eaten raw. Water Lilies (Nymphaea sp.) are found in bodies of water all through West Arnhem Land. The seed heads form when the flowers fall under the water, and are also food for magpie geese and whistling ducks. The seeds are ripe in Yekke, the cool season around May-June.

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.

Injalak Arts is a community owned non-profit social enterprise. Like the fabric? Browse Injalak Arts’ Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/InjalakArts

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