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Nelly – Merrepen – Goose Eggs (hand printed)

$59.00

A gorgeous little clutch purse that is slim, elegant and a delight to hold. It’s big enough to hold all your essentials (phone, cards, keys, wallet) and small enough to put inside a larger bag like a tote or backpack to keep things organised. Its holds its shape but is not rigid. Can also be used as a large pencil case, make up purse etc.

The fabric was designed by First Nations artist Marita Sambono from Merrepen Arts in Nauiyu (Daly River), a remote community in the Northern Territory of Australia. The feature fabric was hand printed.

Dimensions:
L: 21 cm (8.25 inches)
W: 16 cm (6.25 inches)

Free shipping in Australia

Availability: 1 in stock

Complementary fabric (on reverse) is black handwoven cotton.

Features:

  • 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: Marita Sambono

  • Born: 1968
  • Language: Ngan’gikurunggurr
  • Country: tba
  • Design story: Merrepen (Sand Palm)
  • Art centre: Merrepen Arts, Nauiyu (Daly River), Northern Territory of Australia

Marita Sambono was born in the old hospital at the Daly River Mission, also called Nauiyu, nestled on the banks of the Daly River, 230 kilometres southwest of Darwin. Marita is part of a renowned family of Ngan’gikurunggurr artists and traditional knowledge custodians.

Marita is known for her paintings on canvas and silk, which are immersed in cultural and ecological processes of her country. She also paints religious themes. Marita has exhibited since 1987 and has been represented in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory seven times.

Color

Orange, Yellow

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