Nancy Bag – Quandongs by Thomas Murray


Nancy is a sweet and stylish crossbody bag with oval base and adjustable strap – a very practical size. You will love the quality!

This Nancy Bag features a fabric design that has adapted Mangata (Quandongs), an original painting by Thomas Yamangara Murray. Quandongs are a small fruiting tree found throughout arid and semi-arid Australia. The fruit, sometimes called native apricot, is highly nutritious.

The fabric is produced by Flying Fox Fabrics under license in collaboration with Papulankutja Artists. Printed in Australia.

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Fabric: Feature fabric is printed in Australia on cotton/linen.

H: 25 cm (10 inches)
W: 25 cm (10 inches)
Base: 16 cm (6.25 inches)


  • Fully lined
  • Zip closure
  • Adjustable strap
  • Can be worn on the shoulder or cross body
  • Oval base makes its capacity generous
  • External zipper pocket on rear
  • Internal zip pocket
  • Quality notions

Our Nancy bags are made by Kravan House, our partner social enterprise that has been employing, training, and supporting disabled artisans in Cambodia since 2003. It is one of Cambodia’s oldest social enterprises. Each Nancy Bag is handmade with love and care by employees of Kravan House, so please note that every bag is unique, and the placement of the fabric design is different on each item.

Featured Fabric: Mangata (Quandongs) by Thomas Yamangara Murray

Thomas has painted mangata (Santalum acuminatum), the fruit of a small tree that is Indigenous to arid and semi-arid Australia. They have a hard round seed surrounded by a fruit that is bright red when ripe. The fruit is extremely high in vitamins and can be eaten straight off the tree or made into cakes for later use. The large, oily kernels can be crushed to make an all-natural hair conditioner or a powerful medicine to treat bruises and skin conditions. Emus are very fond of quandongs, as are feral camels which is now impacting populations.

The mangata have fallen off the tree and lie amongst the spinifex grass. Thomas created this artwork whilst camping at the ‘sorry camp’ in Mantamaru.
Printed by Next State Print in Melbourne.

Papulankutja Artists and Flying Fox Fabrics:

This Nancy Bag features fabric from the collaboration between Papulankutja Artist and Flying Fox Fabrics. This collaboration has produced a vibrant range of digitally printed fabrics which feature original artworks from Papulankutja artists. The artist of each artwork is paid royalties for every metre printed.

Papulankutja Artists is a community-based, not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation governed by a committee of elected members. Papulankutja (Blackstone) is a community located within the Ngaanyatjarraku Shire Council, Western Australia and is approximately 800 km south west of Alice Springs, NT. The art centre supports local artists and those living in neighbouring community Mantamaru (Jameson), 70 km to the west.

Flying Fox Fabrics is a social enterprise based in Darwin. Flying Fox Fabrics specialises in ethically value-adding to fabric which is designed by First Nations people by making accessories, clothing, and homewares. Flying Fox Fabrics products are made in partnership with fair trade organisations in Cambodia that train and employ disables artisans. Their work is highly skilled and showcases the First Nations fabrics with great respect.


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