Serena Bag – Walabi (Fish Net) – Ladies Collaboration

$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.

Feature fabric designed by Priscilla Badari, Sylvia Badari, Lynne Nadjowh of Injalak Arts and hand printed in Gunbalanya, West Arnhem Land, NT.

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Fabric: Cotton drill feature fabric. Lining and matching fabric is cotton.

Colours: The base cloth is navy blue. The inks are an ombre of metallic silver and gold with a white top screen. You can select whether you’d prefer a predominantly silver or gold print. The print is really lovely in real life.

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 inside a coat/clothing
  • Limited Edition (5 only made)
  • 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: Sylvia Badari, Priscilla Badari, Lynne Nadjowh
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The design: Walabi (fishing net)
In the old days walabi (fishing nets) were used to catch djenj (fish) in the creeks, channels and river mouths of Western Arnhem Land. The mesh of the nets is woven and knotted from ‘bush string’ made from different plants such as mankulurrudj (sand palm), manburnde (banyan) roots or manbudbud (kurrajong) bark. Holding the net in shape is bush cane. This design features small fishing nets that were used to catch little aquatic creatures such as namarddakka (nail fish) and wakih (freshwater shrimp). Old ladies remember as children they would splash the water so the fish would move towards the trap and be scooped out with the net.

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: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/InjalakArts

Color

Gold, Silver

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