0 0

Foldable Cotton Shopping Bag

Yankirri Jukurrpa - Emu Dreaming - by Pauline Nampijinpa

$13.00 Ref: 4019 Available now

Add to basket
Browse shop > Bags & Shoppers > Bags & Shoppers Shopping Bags

A beautiful and very practical shopping bag featuring artwork by Pauline Nampijinpa, hand screen printed on top quality cotton using water based inks. Made by Better World Arts, an Adelaide-based cross-cultural arts project that supports Aboriginal artists through royalties and a share of profits.

Coles and Woolworths have recently announced they will phase out single-use plastic bags over the next year, (hopefully followed soon after by nation-wide bans). Convenient, multi-use shopping bags that fold to a compact size like these are the way of the future, so why not stock up now?

The Story of the Artwork

'Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming)' by Pauline Nampijinpa. This particular site of the Yankirri Jukurpa, is at Ngarlikurlangu, north of Yuendumu. The 'yankirri' travelled to the rockhole at Ngarlikurlangu to find water. This Jukurrpa story belongs to Jangala/Jampijinpa men and Nangala/Nampijinpa women. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. Emus are usually represented by their 'wirliya' (footprints), arrow-like shapes that show them walking around Ngarlikurlangu eating 'yakajirri' (bush raisin). In the time of the Jukurrpa there was a fight at Ngarlikiurlangu between a 'Yankirri' ancestor and Wardilyka (Australian bustard) ancestors over sharing the 'yakajirri'. There is also a dance for this Jukurrpa that is performed during initiation ceremonies.

Note each bag features unique detail from the large painting, so images vary.

Product features
  • Sturdy construction using top quality cotton
  • Fabulous design
  • Generously sized for shopping, but compact to carry around
  • Excellent alternative for single-use plastic bags being phased out
  • 40 x 34 x 7 cm
  • Folds and clips to a compact flat 19 x 14 cm

Better World Arts

About the Producer

Better World Arts

Better World Arts produces and sources high quality art and handicrafts using the traditional skills of artists and craftspeople.

Read more...


Commendations

New Internationalist magazine is a fantastic, informative "tell it like it really is" read and gives me an insight into what is actually going on on this poor battered planet we temporarily inhabit.

Phill, Toowoomba - subscriber

I can certainly commend the New Internationalist for quick postage & handling - I ordered it on the web and it arrived at my door within 2-3 days, awesome compared to the usual 1 month+ with Amazon!

Patrick Sunter - adelaidecyclists.com

What motivated the founders of the New Internationalist magazine was a high idealism; a real sense that we could change things; that if people knew the facts about what was going on, then they could actually have the wherewithal to campaign and try to make the world a better place.

Troth Wells - one of the founders of the New Internationalist cooperative

For many years I have read the New Internationalist magazine with great respect. Many an article I have written, and film I have made, have had their roots in something I read in the NI.

John Pilger - journalist and film-maker


Find us on your favourite social network:


Global Mamas

Why buy from New Internationalist?

New Internationalist supports Fair Trade producers like Global Mamas. Fair Trade promotes a fair wage and fair working conditions, encouraging developing world producers to help themselves.

A little about Global Mamas: Global Mamas is a Fair Trade cooperative in Ghana, West Africa, supporting the sustainable development of women artisans producing fair trade products

Read more about Global Mamas »

World Fair Trade Organization

World Fair Trade Organization

New Internationalist Australia is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, which means we have to stock a percentage of Fair Trade products, and also adhere to Fair Trade practices ourselves. Great for supporting producers rights, and also for our staff.

Read more »

Email newsletter

Sign up for our free email newsletters. We'll bring you fresh ideas and inspiring stories from our global network of community leaders and activists who are working for equality and a liveable planet.