Serena Bag – Manlabarrl – Billabong – Ladies Collaboration


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 Priscilla Badari, Lynne Nadjowh, Sylvia Badari, Katra Nganjmirra and Gabriella Maralngurra of Injalak Arts and hand printed in Gunbalanya, West Arnhem Land, NT.

Availability: 2 in stock

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

Colour: The base cloth is lime and the ink is blue. The lime colour is not quite as vivid as it appears in the photo.

H: 25 cm (10 inch)
W: 21 cm (8.25 inch)


  • Fully lined
  • Two external pockets with zippers
  • Adjustable strap
  • Can be worn cross-body or on the shoulder
  • Slim enough to be worn inside a coat/clothing
  • Gentle hand-wash

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.

Designers: Priscilla Badari, Lynne Nadjowh, Sylvia Badari, Katra Nganjmirra and Gabriella Maralngurra

Design: Manlabarrl (Billabong) 2015
This design shows all the animals living in the manlabarrl (freshwater billabong); wakih (freshwater shrimp), marrngunj (nail fish), kedjebe (file snake), ngalmangiyi (long-necked turtle), ngarderrhwo (shortneck turtle), kordbolbok (frog) and djalangkarridj-djalangkarridj (dragonflies). In Kudjewk (wet season) billabongs connect with rivers and flood plains and the fish and reptiles swim and move around. As the weather dries and water contracts to the billabongs they concentrate there again around March or April. When daluk (women) go hunting and gathering they often focus around billabongs.
This highly detailed design shows the density of life to be found in the freshwater billabongs that are a rich source of food for the Kunwinjku Aboriginal people of West Arnhem Land.

Injalak Arts is a non-profit, fully Aboriginal owned arts corporation located Gunbalanya in West Arnhem Land in remote Australia. The 300 members make beautiful arts and crafts. Their print workshop is busy with new screenprinted fabrics being created daily. They have an extraordinary 47 different fabric designs all created by the members and use lots of different base cloths (all natural fibres) and two teams of printers – men and women. Injalak Arts is registered as a charity in Australia.
Visit the Injalak Arts Etsy shop to see an amazing range of fabrics and other high quality authentic hand-made products:


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