Serena Bag – Echidna – Bridget Bunduck

$55.00

Sweet, lightweight and very handy bag that can be worn off the shoulder or cross body. She’s big enough to hold everything you need such as phone, purse/wallet, keys and more. She’s also slim enough to wear inside a coat or under clothing.

Feature fabric designed by Elizabeth Gumbaduck and hand printed in Wadeye, NT.

Availability: 2 in stock

Fabric: Linen/cotton feature fabric. Lining and matching fabric is cotton.

Colour: The base cloth is black and the ink is coral.

H: 25 cm (10 inch)
W: 19 cm (7.5 inch)

Features:

  • Fully lined
  • Two external pockets with zippers
  • Adjustable strap
  • Can be worn cross-body or on the shoulder
  • Slim enough to be worn under clothing
  • Limited edition (only 5 made)
  • Quality notions
  • Can be gently hand-washed

The fabric was hand-printed in the community art centre by Aboriginal printers and then beautifully crafted by our fair trade partners, in Cambodia. Kravan House was a pioneer social enterprise in Phnom Penh and has been training and employing disabled artisans since 2003.

NB: pease note that each purse is unique and the placement of the fabric design is different and wonderful on each item.

The artist: Bridget is a Tharnpa woman from Wadeye, and a self-taught artist. She has worked at Palngun Wurnangat Aboriginal Corporation since 2009 and is an integral part of the design and production team. Bridget is the great-granddaughter of Nym Bunduck – one of Australia’s most significant bark painters – whose art is held in national collections including the National Gallery of Australia and NSW Art Gallery. Bridget’s designs are humorous and classic – based on stories and experiences from her country and her life. She has three children and loves fishing and picking pandanus to make dilly bags.

Design: “The echidna is one of the animals in my dreaming. There are lots of echidnas in Wadeye especially on the land around Air Force creek.”

Art centre
Palgunun Wurnangat Aboriginal (PWA) Corporation (also known as Wadeye Women) oversees a range of community-based projects designed to preserve and promote Aboriginal culture and tradition, whilst developing self-sustaining businesses and programs run by, and for, all aboriginal people within the community. Palngun Wurnangat means ‘women all together‘, or ‘all the women here‘ in Murrinhpatha – the main language spoken in the Thamarrurr region. The Thamarrurr region is approximately 380kms South-West of Darwin and extends from Daly River to the Western Australian border in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf.

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