Makarrata's Journey Drawstring Bag (Polyester)
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A handy and robust bag that's perfect for the gym, school or even the beach! Featuring adjustable drawstrings. Available in this year's NAIDOC Aboriginal design: Makarrata's Journey.
STORY BEHIND THE ART:
Makarrata is a Yolngu word describing a process of conflict resolution, peacemaking and justice (peace after a dispute). The term Makarrata has long been proposed as an alternative name for the treaty process in this country.
In this piece the people represent all the nationalities that make up Australia today and within the people the wording Voice, Treaty, Truth.
“A voice for the first nations people to be included in the decision making at the highest level of Government in Australia”
“Treaties to be made with the first nations people to right the wrongs in the past and to move forward together”
“Truth is the sharing of Australia’s true history towards the first nations people through all educational levels. Acknowledgement and inclusion of culture and langue and lore of the first nations people.
The circle represents the coming together and moving forward of all Australia after the three core elements are attended too and resolved.
The orange paths with the wording Makarrata represents the journey of the Treaty process that is still ongoing today.
The green designs is the land of Australia land and the blue design is the water that surrounds this great country.
Artist: BW Tribal
H 420mm x W 310mm
210D polyester + riveted metal eyelets at the base for added strength