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Delia – Papulankutja – Quandongs

$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!

This Delia bag features a digitally printed fabric design based on an original artwork by Thomas Yamangara Murray and licensed through Papulankutja Artists in the Ngaanyatjara Lands of Western Australia.

This Delia bag features fabric produced by Flying Fox Fabrics under license in collaboration with Papulankutja Artists.

Printed in Australia.

Availability: 1 in stock

Fabric: Feature fabric is digitally printed in Australia on cotton/linen. Complementary fabric is black 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 tag provided
  • Fabric digitally printed in Australia by Next State Print

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: Mangata (Quandongs) by Thomas Yamangara Murray

Thomas has painted mangata (Santalum acuminatum), the fruit of a small tree that is Indigenous to arid and semi-arid Australia. They have a hard round seed surrounded by a fruit that is bright red when ripe. The fruit is extremely high in vitamins and can be eaten straight off the tree or made into cakes for later use. The large, oily kernels can be crushed to make an all-natural hair conditioner or a powerful medicine to treat bruises and skin conditions. Emus are very fond of quandongs, as are feral camels which is now impacting populations.

The mangata have fallen off the tree and lie amongst the spinifex grass. Thomas created this artwork whilst camping at the ‘sorry camp’ in Mantamaru.

This Nancy Bag features fabric from the collaboration between Papulankutja Artist and Flying Fox Fabrics. This collaboration has produced a vibrant range of digitally printed fabrics which feature original artworks from Papulankutja artists. The artist of each artwork is paid royalties for every metre printed.

Papulankutja Artists is a community-based, not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation governed by a committee of elected members. Papulankutja (Blackstone) is a community located within the Ngaanyatjarraku Shire Council, Western Australia and is approximately 800 km south west of Alice Springs, NT. The art centre supports local artists and those living in neighbouring community Mantamaru (Jameson), 70 km to the west.

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.

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