Lindon Wallet – Mimih Spirits – Gabriel Maralngurra

$35.00

The sinuous female Mimih spirits are shown dancing, these are classic West Arnhem Land figures inspired by rock art. 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 Gabriel Maralngurra of Injalak Arts in Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), NT.

Availability: 2 in stock

Fabric: Linen feature base cloth and cotton lining.
Color: The base cloth color is black and the ink is white.

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 2 ever made

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.

Limited Edition: All our products are made in small batches as all the fabrics are handprinted in very limited quantities, we rarely take more than 2 metres of fabric for any order of multiple styles of product. Please note that each purse is unique and the placement of the fabric design is different and wonderful on each item.

Design story:
Female Mimih spirits are depicted in this dynamic design. According to the Kunwinjku people Mimih spirits were the original spirit beings who taught Aboriginal people many of the skills they needed to survive in the bush. They also taught aspects of ceremony. Mimih spirits inhabit the rocky escarpments around Gunbalanya but because they are extremely timid are rarely seen by humans. Often seen in the rock art of West Arnhem Land as small, dynamic figures, usually shown with hunting tools such as spears, spear throwers, dilly bags and fire sticks. Mimih spirits do many of the same things people do, and according to the artist the Mimih spirits in this design are “just having fun”, chatting, dancing and singing.

The fabric was sourced from Injalak Arts in 2016 by the owner of Flying Fox Fabrics (She was Manager of Injalak Arts from 2013-2019).
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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