Velvet Clutch Bag W/Wrist Strap - Bush Medicine Plants Design
This velvet clutch bag with wrist strap is a cross cultural project, designed in Australia and handmade in Kashmir.
The design is applied to the velvet by Kashida, one of the oldest Kashmiri handicrafts. It is applied to the velvet by hand with the help of a small "aari" hand tool similar to a crochet hook. The clutch bag contains bright satin lining, with a small zipper pocket inside for smaller items, and a wrist strap to leave you hands free.
This design is owned by Rosie Ngwarrin Ross, an artist of Ampilatwatja.
The community of Ampilatwatja made a conscious decision not to paint 'altyerr' dreaming stories, keeping them private. The artists paint their country where those stories sit. This detailed work is influenced by her daughter Margaret, Rosie creates the vibrant lively images of her country with brushes and sticks depicting the plants used for food and medicine, important to the survival of bush dwellers.
Approx. 15cm x 23cm