Linda Gurawana 'Dilly Bags / Collecting Bags' Tote Bag
Linda Gurawana 'Dilly Bags / Collecting Bags' Tote Bag

Linda Gurawana 'Dilly Bags / Collecting Bags' Tote Bag

IDAIA x Babbarra

Regular price €79.00 Sale

Dilly Bags / Collection Bags
Fabric design by Linda Gurawana

Tote bag H37 x W35 x 4 cm
Height of handles: 27 cm

Fine art screen print on blue linen fabric , hand printed with ecological inks by the women artists of 'Bàbbarra Women's Centre'

Navy blue thick cotton lining, inside pocket with zipper 

Entirely handmade in a Parisian workshop

Machine wash cold possible

Design meaning

Kun-madj is the Kuninjku term for large woven collection baskets, known as dillybags or collection bags.  They are often made from the Burney creeper (Malaisia ​​scandens), a strong, flexible plant that grows on the ground among brush formed after the monsoon.

Baskets are used to collect a variety of fairly heavy foods, such as fish caught in conical traps or a good crop of yams. Beyond their practicality, collection bags have an important symbolic meaning for the inhabitants of Arnhem Land. In their culture, “Dillybags” are totemic objects and they are associated with particular sites in the landscape.

Kun-madj is the Kuninjku term for large woven collecting baskets, known as dillybags. They are often made from the burney vine (Malaysia scandens), a strong, pliable plant that grows along the ground and into the canopy of monsoon vine thickets.

The baskets are used to collect a variety of heavy foods, such as fish caught in conical fish traps or a good harvest of yams. As well as being of practical use, dillybags are of cultural significance to Arnhem Land people. Dillybags are totemic objects and they are associated with particular sites in the landscape.

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