Complementary fabric (on reverse) is black handwoven cotton.
- Fully lined
- Slip in inserts for six cards
- Internal Zip pocket
- Detachable wrist strap
- Limited Edition
- Made in a small disability workshop in Cambodia
- Fabric hand printed in Australia
Limited Edition: All our products are made in small batches. Items made from hand printed fabrics are produced in very limited quantities. We rarely take more than 2 metres of fabric at a time and our orders are for a number of different products.
Made with care and integrity by Women for Women, a women’s social enterprise in Phnom Penh that trains, employs and supports disabled women from the countryside.
Please note that each bag is unique and the placement of the fabric design is different and wonderful on each item.
Fabric Designer: Deborah Wurrkidj
- Born: 1968
- Language: Kuninjku
- Design story: Wak Wak (Crow)
- Art centre: Babbarra Designs, Maningrida, Northern Territory
This painting/design depicts a sacred site at ‘Kurrurldul’, an outstation south of Maningrida.
The ‘rarrk’, or abstract crosshatching, on this work represents the design for the crow totem ancestor called ‘Djimarr’. Today this being exists in the form of a rock, which is permanently submerged at the bottom of Kurrurldul Creek. The ‘Djimarr’ rock in the stream at Kurrurldul is said to move around and call out in a soft hooting tone at night. Both the stone itself and the area around it are considered sacred.
The imagery represents the rock mentioned above at the bottom of Kurrurldul creek, which is the final transmutation of the dreaming ancestor ‘Djimarr’. Finally, the pattern used here is also the crow design used in the sacred ‘Mardayin’ ceremony, which is a large regional patri-moiety ceremony now rarely conducted in central and eastern Arnhem Land.