Rockholes Indigenous Print and Leather cross-body bag
A lovingly handcrafted and fun cross-body bag made with a beautiful original screen-print by Aboriginal artist Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon from Ikuntji Arts (hand printed by Publisher Textiles) and a gorgeous patent golden leather back with top-stitched detail.
I love the vibrant colours in Alice's print, and to own this lovingly made bag, you also can have a little piece of her story:
This is Uta Uta Tjangala’s country, which he has painted throughout his career. Nampitjinpa paints her father’s country of rockholes (puli) and sandhills (tali). There is plenty bushtucker – mangilpa, which are little black seeds around. The road to Kiwirrkurra passes Takupalangu on the side.
Alice describes the big swamp of Takupalangu, in her Fathers country. Takupalangu is filled up with bush vegetables called mungilpa. When Alice was a small girl she travelled this country with her family. Her mother used to collect mungilpa and pummel it into dough which she made into damper. It is also a good place for hunting bush meat as the swamp is surrounded by rock hills.
All Designed By Kate bags are lovingly handmade by myself, and carefully made to last for years. A great detail with this bag is the leather strap can be unclipped, and the bag can become a clutch. Lined with vintage silk satin, it's a very stylish bag.
XX Please note the back grey leather is now slightly different to the photo (as I use up cycled pieces). It's a lovely soft leather with a sparkle in it - see Rock Holes Shoulder Bag. XX
Adorned with a quality metal zipper.
Hand-cut removable leather strap, 122 cms.
Size: 24cm x 16 cm