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Aboriginal Women's Dreaming Recycled Plastic Bottle Bag 45cm

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$17.95
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Unique art inspired gifts
Supports Aboriginal artists
Meaningful gifts at great value
Celebrating Indigenous culture
Product Description

Our Women's Dreaming Recycled Plastic Bottle Bags are not only stylish and functional, but they're also heroes of sustainability.

Each bag is created using three plastic bottles, meaning they're great for the planet by reducing waste through recycling and leaving a smaller footprint on Mother Earth.

These sturdy, lightweight shopping bags fold down to a handy size to pop in your bag so you're ready for anything.

  • Size - unfolded 45cm x 40cm - 13cm x 13cm folded
  • Made form 3 recycled plastic bottles
  • 100% recycled & recyclable material shopping bag
  • Made from rescued plastic bottles destined for our oceans
  • Water resistant and lightweight
  • A portion of each sale goes toward the artist
  • Wash in warm temperature (30C)
  • Warm iron 
  • Designed in Australia
  • Australian owned and operated company
  • Member of the Indigenous Art Code
    ARTIST & ARTWORK

    About Khatija Possum

    Khatija acquired her painting skills through direct observation and hands-on experience under her mother's guidance. Her mother's art is dedicated to preserving traditional stories and styles, and this can also be seen in Khatija's work. This process emphasises the integral role of art in the intergenerational transmission of Aboriginal culture and stories. Currently residing in Warragul, Victoria, Khatija lives with her partner John and their children.

    Women’s Dreaming  – Khatija Possum

    The Women’s Dreaming paintings by Khatija Possum depicts Women’s ceremonial sites surrounding Tjukurla in the western desert of Central Australia – traditional homelands to the artist’s great grandmother. Ceremonial sites carry a deep spiritual meaning, and it is where the women narrate their sacred Aboriginal dreamtime stories, through song lines, dance cycles and body paint.

    This painting has many secret and sacred landmarks and iconography but also includes the important fire, bush tucker and waterholes that are imperative to the women as the ceremonies can last for over a week.

    Though primarily a landscape painting Khatija has surpassed the basic stories and landmarks and has expanded this art of body painting and ceremonial themes into a classic contemporary composition, using modern acrylic paints.

    For Khatija Possum, painting is in her blood. A descendant of the famous Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Khatija has paved her own way and made a name for herself in the art world. Born in 1989 in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, she has been deeply influenced by her grandfather, Clifford Possum, and her mother, Michelle Possum Nungurrayi artwork. When Khatija was nine, her mother began to paint again and it was at this time that Khatija fell in love with her mother’s work and indeed painting. Through observing and assisting her mother Khatija learnt to paint. It is this process that highlights the importance of art in keeping culture alive as stories and skills are passed from one generation to the next.

    As a mother herself, the importance of keeping her cultural heritage strong is of great consequence. Khatija currently lives with her partner John and three children in Adelaide.

    OUR PROMISE

    We passionately believe in making unique, special and delightfully different high-quality art-inspired gifts both affordable and accessible.

    All Koh Living Artists are Australian based, and all design work is completed in Australia. Koh Living Founder Tui Cordemans personally selects all artists and oversees all designs with special focus always being placed on unique and meaningful designs with stories to be told.  Koh Living is a proud and active member of the Indigenous Art Code and practises ethical trading of Aboriginal Art.

    Only the highest quality products are approved for sale by Koh Living with all manufacturers involved being either BSCI certified or complying with equivalent global social and compliance standards.  All manufacturing and logistics processes follow best practice guidelines and processes are regularly inspected.

    SHIPPING AND RETURNS

    Your order is normally dispatched from Koh the next business day, and each one has a tracking number so that you can trace where it is in the delivery process at any time.  During sale periods this may stretch to 3 working days. Between Christmas and the 2nd week in Jan your order will be dispatched within 3 business days as our dispatch elves take a well needed break.

    In Australia we use Australia Post - Regular Parcel Post delivers in 3-5 days to Metro and 10 days to Country within your state, and 10+ days interstate. For Express Post - delivery is faster, but Australia Post cannot guarantee delivery timeframes like it used to pre COVID-19.  We are noticing delays of many days, and appreciate your patience as Australia Post works with it's increased volume and challenges. 

    International deliveries may also experience delays in delivery.

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