Lindon Wallet – Wallaby & Echidna – Graham Badari

$35.00

Iconic fabric design featuring nabarlek – rock wallabies. 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: 2 in stock

Fabric: Linen feature base cloth and cotton lining.
Color: The base cloth color is ‘chops’ a warm brown and the ink is teal. The lining is brown.

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.

The designer
Artist Graham Badari is one of Injalak Arts’ senior screenprint designers, producing popular designs for various textile applications. He has been working with Injalak Arts since 1990.
Graham’s country is Maburrinj near Kudjekbinj about 120 kilometres east of Gunbalanya . It is this region of his clan estate where he draws much of his artistic inspiration.

Design

This design is inspired by the high “Stone Country” of the Arnhem Land Plateau. It features nabarlek (Petrogale concinna or rock wallaby) and ngarrbek (Tachyglossus aculeatus or echidna). The nabarlek survives mostly eating tough grasses of the kinds pictured in this design. A number of Stone Country plants can be recognised in the design including mandjamko (Grevillea goodii) a low growing species with red flowers. The nectar from these are sweet and can be eaten. The flowering strap-leafed plant is manburru (Patersonia macrantha), a member of the iris family with purple flowers found only in the Northern Territory. The silhouette style used in this design is ancient in origin and common in the rock art of West Arnhem Land.

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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