Frida Bag – Birribang Duruk (Many Cheeky Dogs)


Many Cheeky Dogs is a playful and quirky design that makes us smile. 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!

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

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Availability: 1 in stock

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 ‘french navy’ cotton drill and the print is green and grey. The matching fabric is blue. This Cheeky Dog print is available in different colors in other Frida bags. See our other listings


  • 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 4 made)
  • Fabric design story supplied with each bag
  • 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

The designers:
This collaborative design was created by four Kunwinkjku dalukdaluk (women) artists, Priscilla Badari, Lynne Nadjowh, Sylvia Badari and Katra Nganjmirra.

The design: Many Cheeky Dogs 2017
This contemporary design was inspired by drawings made in Gunbalanya by children during a poster-making workshop in 1999. Dogs are long-time companions of Kunwinjku people and are also significant in Gunbalanya because of the creation story: Duruk Djang that tells the story of two dogs – Adjumallarl and Omwarl.
The dogs came from the West and they were thirsty from their travel. Omwarl had a broken arm, she could hardly walk, and they had to travel slowly. Her brother Adjumallarl went to look for water. He dug a hole looking for it and found none, so they kept going. They travelled further and found a big waterfall where Adjumallarl dug for water again and went in. Omwarl stopped
and turned into a rock. We can still see her there today, near the turn-off to Gunbalanya. There are now many dogs in Gunbalanya and also at Injalak Arts, some are cheeky some are friendly.

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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