Donna Purse – Vintage Tiwi Design


Our Donna purse has a lovely feel with rounded corners and beautiful detailing. Secured with a magnetic clasp it will keep your cards, cash and coins in order whilst looking gorgeous.

Features fabric designed and hand printed at Tiwi Designs on Bathurst Island in the Northern Territory Australia.

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Fabric: Cotton feature base cloth, cotton/silk complementary fabric, cotton lining.
Color: The base cloth color is turquoise blue and the inks are blue, green and black.


  • 19 cm (7.5 inches)
  • 9 cm (3.5 inches)
  • 2cm (0.75 inches)


  • Magnetic clasp
  • Window pockets for visual ID/photos
  • Slip-in card pockets
  • Two full length pocket/compartments for notes
  • Zippered full length internal pocket
  • Texture cotton/silk matching fabric
  • Vintage fabric hand printed in Australia
  • Gusset
  • Limited edition – made in small batches
  • Can be washed gently by hand

This purse was made by Villageworks, our partner social enterprise that has been employing, training and supporting disabled artisans in Cambodia since 2001. In 2015 they became certified members of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO). The fabric was hand printed at Tiwi Designs on Bathurst Island in the NT and purchased from the art centre more than 30 years ago. This fabric design is no longer in production.

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

Tiwi Design: has been printing textiles since the early 1980’s. The purpose built textile printing workshop is run by Osmond Kantilla, a master printer with over 20 years practical experience of printing textiles at Tiwi Design along with his assistant Alan Kerinauia. Tiwi Design currently has three 13 metre long tables which are used to hand silkscreen print the textiles, t-shirts and t-towels. We have a commercial oven in which to cook the fabric and set the water based inks.




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