Frankie Bag – Marrirrmira Story – Philip Gudthaykudthay (brown)


Practical, easy to use and strong. Frankie is a versatile unisex messenger bag with external pockets (in feature fabric) to keep you organised. Adjustable shoulder strap so can be worn on the shoulder or across body. A flap secures all your valuables.

Fabric designed by Philip ‘Pussycat’ Gudthaykudthay and hand printed at Bula’bula Arts in Ramingining, Central Arnhem Land in the N.T.

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Availability: 1 in stock

Fabric: Cotton drill feature fabric is light tan with the design printed with red ochre and silver. The lining is maroon cotton fabric.

  • H: 27 cm (10.5 inches)
  • W: 33 (13 inches)
  • D: 10 cm (gusset)  (4 inches)


  • Magnetic clasp on front
  • Handy pockets under flap in feature fabric including with velcro fastening
  • Fully lined
  • Adjustable strap
  • Can hold a 11 inch laptop
  • Internal zip pocket
  • Discreet and very handy external zip pocket on the rear side
  • Limited edition (only 4 were made from this fabric)

The fabric was hand-printed in Australia then beautifully crafted by our fair trade partners in Cambodia.The artists are paid a royalty fee for every metre printed.

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.

Care Instructions: Dry cleaning recommended. Some of our customers wash their bags by hand or on a gentle machine cycle.

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

Marrirrmira Story
This painting is about the place where Phillip was born, the homeland of his father. The special markings and patterns refer to a special place and a story that he has inherited from his father, stories specific to the Dhuwa moeity. It is from a place called Marirrmira, 800 km east of Ramingining. Philip paints the markings of this special place which refers to a shelter, an shaded area that his father and other elders would gather together, light a fire and share stories and share food together after a hunt.

Art centre: Bula’bula Arts.
Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation ‘the cultural heart of Ramingining community’, is situated in the remote community of Ramingining in North East Arnhem Land surrounded by the Arafura wetlands, which has been placed on the Australian National Heritage list and is managed using traditional land management practices.
Bula’bula Arts is an Aboriginal owned and governed, not for profit organisation with its core objective being to preserve and foster Yolngu culture.
Ramingining community and its surrounding outstations are home to a population varying between 700-1200 people depending on season and ceremony.
Bula’bula Arts is one of Australia’s most significant art centres with works from our highly recognised artists in collections nationally and internationally. Bula’bula represents approx. 150 artist members inclusive of all clan families and language groups in the area and provides materials, mentoring and business support, and cultural maintenance and inter-generational learning programs as well as income and employment opportunities for members of the community.


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