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MaWi Australia Headhouse is in Burleigh on Yugambeh-Kombumerri land - Queensland - Australia


The Mini-Wi - WATIYA TJUTA black on white - Lunchbag

The Mini-Wi - WATIYA TJUTA black on white - Lunchbag


- Made entirely by hand in Burleigh (Gold Coast, Queensland - Australia)

- 100% virgin Australian sheep wool used for the best insulation there is!

- The sheep wool I use has been recycled after being discarded by the fashion industry, so no further sheeps were bothered to make any MaWi Australia's essentials and the sheep wool is a pure virgin product.

- The Mini-Wi is composed of 2 parts:

1) The woolly pouch (the inside insulated pouch) is naturally insulated with beautiful Australian sheep wool and has a waterproofed inside canvas so that you can easily wipe dry any humidity left from your cold drinks and food.

The woolly pouch is removable, to allow you to machine wash the outer bag.

2) The outer part of the Mini-Wi is a double layered bag into which you insert the woolly pouch.

So you actually have two bags in one: a naturally insulated lunchbag and a beautiful premium mini tote bag (when you remove the woolly pouch)!

- Wooden toggle buttons and macrame cord are used for the tying system, no metal or plastic!

- When your Mini-Wi is rolled down and closed, your food and drinks are kept perfectly cold for up to 9 hours (test performed without opening the bag during the length of the test)

- Dimensions: 39cm high x 23cm long x 15cm wide

- As each bag is individually made by hand, dimensions can slightly change

- Capacity: 13 Litres

- The bags are very light and can be shipped worldwide

- The LIMITED EDITION handprinted fabrics used to design the outer bag of your Mini-Wi are ethically sourced from the Indigenous community of IKUNTJI in the Northern Territory.
- This fabric is made of Tencel and Linen
- This design by Mitjili Napurrula (1945 - 2019) - Luritja artist from Papunya - depicts the ‘Watiya Tjuta Story’.
In this design, Mitjili Napurrula depicts her father’s Tjukurrpa, the ceremonial spear straightening in Uwalkari country (Gibson desert region).
The Watiya Tjuta (Acacia Trees) are the trees that are used to make these spears.
Uwalkari country is abundant with Watiya Tjuta, as well as sand hills and other plants.
Mitjili paints the motif of the Watiya Tjuta, carrying on the recurring motif as her mother used to draw in the sand.
Her mother passed on this Dreaming to her.

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