Mitjili Napurrula Shoulder Tote

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With its captivating artwork and functional design, this is not your ordinary Tote Bag. Based on a piece by Tiwi Islands artist Mitjili Napurrula, this tote is for those who like accessories that are tasteful with a point of difference. It features a striped cotton lining, internal zip pocket and two strong leather handles. A thoughtful gift option for friends who are passionate about celebrating and supporting First Nations people and art.

  • Design by Indigenous artist, Mitjili Napurrula
  • Fully lined
  • Two leather handles
  • Zipped interior pocket
  • The artist receives royalties for their artwork
  • Ethically made according to Fair Trade principles
  • Handmade in India

About the Artwork

During traditional ceremonies on the Tiwi Islands, participants showcase a series of dances known as 'yoi'. These dances often incorporate totemic symbols and are accompanied by newly composed songs that tell stories. Attendees adorn themselves with turtiyanginari, which is made from natural ochre pigments and serves both as decoration and protection from mapurtiti (spirits). These intricate designs are referred to as 'Jilamara'.

Better World Arts

Better World Arts facilitates cross cultural art projects between Australian artists and artisans in India. The Aboriginal artists are paid royalties for their designs, and the artisans in India work in conditions that encompass the 10 Principles of Fair Trade, including receiving a fair wage, working in safe conditions, and ensuring there is no child labour or forced labour.

Read more about Better World Arts here.

35cm x 40 cm

All of our products are packaged and shipped to you from our store in Melbourne, Victoria by our small team. We use FSC certified paper bags that are padded with recycled paper pulp. When your products don't fit in one of our parcel bags, we try and reuse boxes that have been sent to us.

Postage is $12.00 flat rate, 15.00 for express in Australia, $15.00 flat rate for New Zealand and FREE POSTAGE for orders over $200.00*.

We usually ship your order within 2 business days through Australia Post. Express Post is also available and can be selected at checkout.


*When ordering more than one hamper or gift pack you will need to fill out our order form where you will then be contacted by our staff with a postage quote.

Gift Wrapping

We will happily gift wrap products for an extra $2. This can be added at checkout along with a short note to the person receiving the gift.

When purchasing multiple products don't forget to include in your order notes if you would like the products to be wrapped separately or all together. Around Christmas time, please specify if it is a Christmas gift or not so we can choose the wrapping paper accordingly.

Our products are a curated selection of intentional and purposeful items which work towards alleviating global issues and inequities. Many of our products hold Fair Trade Certifications from the World Fair Trade Organisation, Fair Trade Australia & New Zealand as well as sustainable textile certifications such as the GOTS Certification. Read more about our product selection process here.