Velvet Clutch Bag W/Wrist Strap - Puurda Manu Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Yam & Bush Tomato Dreaming) 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 Paddy Japaljarri Stewart.
This design shows the Yam and Bush Tomato Dreaming. You can see the Yams and the small round berries of the Bush Tomatoes. In the Dreamtime the people used to eat these fruits and vegetables, just as our old people lived off them. The artist painted this painting to teach the children.
Approx. 15cm x 23cm