Frida Bag – Melebiga (Different Textures) – Ladies


This is an intricate two screen fabric design that expresses the many textures found in Kunwinjku fibre art. Frida is elegant yet strong and generously sized. This tote-style bag with classic lines showcases the Aboriginal designed and hand-printed feature fabric beautifully. You will love the quality!

Fabric designed by Priscilla Badari, Lynne Nadjowh, Sylvia Badari and hand printed at Injalak Arts in Gunbalanya, West Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia

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h: 35 cm (14 inch)
w: 40 cm (16 inch)
d: 11 cm (4.5 inch)

Fabric and color: the base cloth of the printed fabric is black cotton drill and the print inks are yellow and brown ochre. The matching fabric is tan colored. The lining color is as shown.


  • Zip closure
  • Fully lined
  • Internal pockets (one with zip)
  • Can hold itself upright
  • Handles securely attached
  • Can hold a 13 inch laptop and A4 files easily
  • Gusset at the base
  • Limited Edition (only 2 made)
  • Fabric hand printed in Australia
  • Made by A.N.D. Fair Trade Cambodia

How was it made?
The fabric was hand-printed by Aboriginal printers in the remote community Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) then beautifully crafted by our fair trade partners in Cambodia.
Note: The placement and color variation of the fabric design is unique and special on every bag

Designers: Sylvia Badari, Priscilla Badari, Lynne Nadjowh

The design: Melebiga (Different Textures) 2016
This design celebrates the techniques and skill that go into producing Kunwinjku fibre art. It’s a study of various textures and methods used by weavers such as twining, looping, knotting and coiling and also shows feathers. Melebiga design is based on real examples of patterns and weaving techniques used by Kunwinjku daluk (women) to make a range of items including dilly bags, string bags, baskets and sculptures. Many techniques used are ancient and were used to create objects depicted in rock art. During and since Anglican Mission times (1925 – 1975) Kunwinjku women have been expanding and experimenting with weaving techniques to create both functional objects and diverse, expressive art forms. Melebiga design expresses the women’s passion for their cultural heritage and their desire to extend it to new media.

Injalak Arts is a non-profit, fully Aboriginal owned arts corporation located Gunbalanya in West Arnhem Land in remote Australia. The 300 members make beautiful arts and crafts. Their print workshop is busy with new screenprinted fabrics being created daily. They have an extraordinary 47 different fabric designs all created by the members and use lots of different base cloths (all natural fibres) and two teams of printers – men and women. Injalak Arts is registered as a charity in Australia.
Visit the Injalak Arts Etsy shop to see an amazing range of fabrics and other high quality authentic hand-made products:


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