Lindon Wallet – Marebu (Pandanus Mats) – Injalak Ladies

$35.00

This wallet captures a tiny bit of the iconic Marebu (Pandanus mats) fabric design. Our Lindon wallet is well made and sturdy and feels really good in your hand. Makes a lovely and unique gift.

Features fabric designed by Priscilla Badari, Sylvia Badari, Katra Nganjmirra and printed in Gunbalanya, NT.

Free shipping in Australia.

Availability: 1 in stock

Fabric: Cotton feature base cloth and cotton lining.
Color: The base cloth color is navy blue and the inks are purple and grey.

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 wallet is unique and the placement of the fabric design is different and wonderful on each item.

Design:

The designers: Priscilla Badari, Katra Nganjmirra, Sylvia Badari
This design was created by three talented Kunwinjku daluk (women) who are also accomplished fibre artists. They participated in a series of fabric design and printing workshops in 2013-16. The result was a suite of stunning collaborative designs inspired by their natural environment and cultural heritage.

The design:
Marebu (Woven Mats) 2015
Marebu were traditionally valuable items made by women. They were made in a variety of shapes and had many uses including: being worn, used as surfaces for food preparation and used during ceremonies. Children could sleep on them or be rolled up in them and carried, especially during yekke (the cold season in June/July). Priscilla Badari explains that people were originally inspired to make round mats by the shape of the moon. This design was based on real examples of woven Pandanus spiralus marebu at Injalak Arts with all their variety of pattern and weaving techniques. It is a vibrant design that expresses the women’s love for their cultural heritage and their desire to extend it to new media.
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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: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/InjalakArts

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