Grandmother's Country Recycled Plastic Bottle Bag by Michelle Possum

$16.95

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The Grandmothers Country 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.

The Dreamings that Michelle Possum paints come from Yuelamu on her home country at Mt Allan. These include the stories of Seven Sisters Dreaming, Bush Tucker stories including Seed Dreaming, Bush Coconut, Fire Dreaming, Goanna Dreaming, and Grandmother’s Country, many of which she combines together in complex interwoven designs.

Mainly depicting the overview of maps of traditional Country from her family lands, Michelle describes the many important cultural sites she knows well. Her paintings have gained wide popularity partly due to the fact that as we come to understand the iconography, the paintings make fascinating narratives for a western audience. They are populated not only with plants and food resources and waterholes, but also with people sitting in the landscape – men with hunting implements and women with digging sticks and coolamons.

In addition to sacred landmarks and iconography, MIchelle's artwork includes important bush tucker and waterholes, making a meaningful connection to modern kitchens, the source of such provisions.

- Size - unfolded: 45cm x 40cm - folded: 13cm x 13cm

- 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

- Wash in warm temperature (30C)

- Warm iron 

- A portion of each sale goes toward the artist.

- Designed in Australia.

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