Juliette Bag – Many Cheeky Dogs Print – Ladies (blue)


Elegant shoulder/cross-body bag with adjustable strap. One of our faves. Fully lined with three external pockets secured by zips and with beautiful detailing including piping along sides and oval base that the bag sits on.
Feature fabric: The quirky, mischevious and very popular Birribang Duruk (Many Cheeky Dogs) design by four women artists from Injalak Arts in West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Fabric story details accompany each bag.

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Also known as the ‘double zipper bag’ for it’s two handy external pockets on the front. There’s also another good-sized zip pocket on the back. Fully lined, this gorgeous bag features handprinted fabric.

W: 35 cm (13.75 inches)/ H: 36 cm (14 inches)/ D: 9 cm (3.5 inches)

The fabric was hand-printed by local printers in the remote Aboriginal community of Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) in the Northern Territory Australia. It was then taken to Cambodia and  beautifully crafted into a bag by our fair trade partner, Villageworks.

Limited Edition: All our products are made in small batches as all the fabrics are handprinted in very limited quantities, sometimes no more than 2 metres. Only 3 Juliette bags were made in this fabric.
Please note that each bag is unique and the placement of the fabric design is different and wonderful on each item.

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

Design: Birribang Duruk (Many Cheeky Dogs)
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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