Kip & Co - Wubbunj 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:
Wubbunj, 2016 © Raylene Bonson / Licensed by Copyright Agency
These images are not to be reproduced without the approval of the licensor.
“Wubbunj is our traditional canoe. This design is the old history story of how people came to live in this place we call Maningrida. Two old people were staying on the other side of the saltwater, in Narlarrambarr area. The old people slept in a paper bark shelter and hunted on the water using their canoe. One day these old people saw a new boat in their waters, which belonged to the Makassans (Indonesians). Those two old men saw the big Makassan boat coming in, and decided to paddle their canoe from Narlarrambarr to the other side (modern day Maningrida). We were scared of the Makassans, they gave us tobacco and tea, but they took many of our women.
When those two old people tasted that water at Maningrida from the Djomi spring, it was sweet freshwater and they decided to stay here.”
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.