Lindon Wallet – Lambalk (Sugar Glider) – Graham Badari

$35.00

Beautiful eucalyptus leaves and seed pods are featured in this design. Our Lindon wallet is well made and sturdy and feels really good in your hand. Makes a lovely and unique gift for men.

Features fabric designed by Graham Badari of Injalak Arts in Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), NT.

Availability: 1 in stock

Fabric: Cotton feature base cloth and cotton lining.
Color: The base cloth color is cornflower blue and the ink is black. The lining fabric is black (the tan photos are just to show internal details of the Lindon wallet).

W: 11.5 cm (4.5 inches)
H: 9 cm (3.5 inches)

Features:

  • Central insert for 2 visual ID cards
  • 6 slip-in card pockets
  • Two full length pocket/compartments for notes
  • Zippered full length internal pocket
  • Limited edition – only 3 ever made
  • Fabric design story supplied with each wallet
  • Fabric hand printed in Australia
  • Can be gently hand washed

The fabric was hand screen printed in the community by local Aboriginal printers. This wallet was made by Kravan House, our Cambodian social enterprise partner that has been employing and training disabled artisans since 2003.

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

The designer:
Graham Badari is one of Injalak Arts’ senior artists and screen-print designers, producing popular designs for various textile applications. He has been working with Injalak Arts since 1990. Graham was shortlisted for the National Aboriginal & TSI Art Award in 2015 and 2016 and is a highly acclaimed artist currently working on illustrating a children’s book.

The design:
This design shows lambalk (sugar gliders) feeding on mannguy (flowers). The flowers are from a tree known as mandangdang (Corymbiasetosa or rough-leafed bloodwood). This tree is also prized amongst Kunwinjku people for making mako (didjeridus). Lambalk live in hollow trees and are small, omnivorous, arboreal and nocturnal possums. The common name refers to its preference for sugary nectarous foods and ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel. Djirrihdiddid (sacred kingfisher) also features in the design, a turquoise coloured bird that is often spotted during the dry season in the Top End. The intricate pattern has a sense of subtle movement, as if the leaves are rustling as the lambalk flies past.

Lengths of hand-printed fabric can be bought direct from Injalak Arts by going here: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/InjalakArts

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