Made from 100% linen, screen printed in the Northern Territory by Injalak Community Arts Centre, the Beach Bag will be the envy of all holiday makers, with plenty of room for all you need for a day on the beach. Lined with cotton and finished with leather tabs and cotton cord, the Beach Bag will last many a long, hot summer.
The printed design was created by the very talented Gabriella Maralngurra and features a female water spirit, titled Ngalkunburriyaymi.
“Ngalkunburriyaymi or Yawkyawk is the Kunwinjku name for female water spirits with fish-like tails, who act as the guardians of sacred waterholes and Djang (Dreaming) sites. This design depicts a billabong brimming with animal and plant life. The central figure of Ngalkunburriyaymi swims alongside namarnkol (barramundi), which is regarded as belonging to her. She is surrounded by ngalmangiyi (turtles), kordbolbok (frogs), kedjebe (file snake), namardaka (eel-tailed catfish), karlerrh (longtom), wakih (freshwater shrimp) and mandem (waterlilies) of all different kinds. Ngalkunburriyaymi start out in tadpole-like form, also shown in this design. The fluid outlines of the design suggest the underwater setting complementing the infill of straight parallel rarrk (hatching) in the ancient rock art style.”