Kip & Co - Ngarduk Kunred Linen Tote Bag
Part of the incredible Kip&Co x Bábbarra collaboration.
100% French flax linen.
Double handle tote bag 45x40cm, lined, inner 15cmx15cm pocket.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK:
Ngarduk Kunred, 2017 ©Helen Lanyinwanga (deceased) / Licensed by Copyright Agency
These images are not to be reproduced without the approval of the licensor.
“My design is of the kunbad (rocks) at the kunwardde (stone country). I call this country mother. These rocks live at the bottom of the kunronj (fresh water)- some are old, some are cracked and some are soft. The kunronj runs over the stones, and when we drink this water it tastes sweet and fresh.”
This design depicts the stone country near Yikarrakkal, which is Helen’s mother’s traditional country. It is country filled with important sacred sites and living spirits under the river bed hiding among the rocks.
The Bábbarra Women’s Centre in Arnhem Land is governed by women, for women, to enable future enterprises that support healthy and sustainable livelihoods. Initially started as a safe space for women, Bábbarra now designs and hand-prints textiles that are sold around the world.
Bábbarra and Kip&Co divide all profits from the collaboration equally, so 50% of profits will return to the Bábbarra Women’s Centre.