Paulina Purulatameri Cross Body Bag

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With an intricate design by Tiwi Islands artist, Paulina Purulatameri, this cross body bag is a truly unique accessory that will take your outfits to the next level. Its durable construction and adjustable leather handle make it the perfect choice for everyday use, while the striped cotton lining and inner zipped pocket add an extra level of functionality.

Feel good about your purchase knowing that you are financially supporting the artist and the maker through ethical partnerships.

  • Design by Indigenous artist, Paulina Purulatameri
  • Adjustable, detachable leather handle
  • The artist receives royalties for their artwork
  • Ethically made in line with Fair Trade principles
  • Handmade in India

About the Artwork

At ceremonies held on the Tiwi Islands, a sequence of 'yoi' (dances) is enacted, with some depicting totemic motifs and narrating tales through newly created songs. Individuals taking part in these rituals adorn themselves with turtiyanginari, sourced from various natural ochre colors, not only enhancing their appearance but also serving as a shield against mapurtiti (spirits). These intricate and meaningful artistic patterns are collectively known 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.

24.8cm x 20cm / 9.763 inches x 7.874 inches

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.