Donna Purse – Women’s Business – Mavis Nampitjinpa Marks


Elegant purse/wallet with multiple card pockets and internal zippered coin purse.

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 by Mavis Nampitjinpa Marks acclaimed senior artist and member of Ikuntji Artists in the Northern Territory Australia. Hand printed in Australia.

Availability: 1 in stock

Fabric: Tencel/linen feature base cloth, cotton/silk lining and cotton inner.
Color: The base cloth color is denim and the ink is pale grey.


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

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 by bespoke print studio Publisher Textiles in Sydney.

Limited Edition: All our products are made in small batches as all the fabrics are handprinted in very limited quantities, we rarely take more than 2 metres of fabric for any order of multiple styles of product. Please note that each purse is unique and the placement of the fabric design is different and wonderful on each item.

Artist: Mavis is an accomplished Luritja Pintupi artist; born at Newhaven, 360km North West of Mpwartne (Alice Springs). She has been widely exhibited around Australia and the world. She is the sister of renowned Western Desert artists Ronnie Tjampitjinpa and Smithy Zimran Tjampitjinpa. She enjoys traveling to Kintore to visit with her sister Yuyuwa; and to Alice Springs to see her sister Gina. Mavis moved to Haasts Bluff as a teenager with her mother. When she married she moved to Mt Liebig with her husband and began to paint at the art centre there. Mavis returned to Haasts Bluff after the death of her husband, later moving to Papunya. Mavis likes to paint the women’s Ceremonial Dancing at Mt Liebig, and depicts their body painting designs. She also paints the story given to her by her grandfather of Kalipinpa, the Water Dreaming, which comes from her mother’s side. She has raised five children as her own, and her daughter Sylvana Marks, is also an artist.

Mavis is a member of Ikuntji Artists, a non-profit Aboriginal owned art centre in Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory, Australia. Ikuntji Artists arrange for fabrics to be printed on behalf of their members. The artist is paid a royalty fee for every metre printed.


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