Merchants of Change is proud contributor to the crowd funded Injalak Arts Thong project. There are three styles designed by Injalak Arts, 100% wholly Aboriginal owned non-profit artist cooperative based in Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) in the Nothern Territory of Australia, and co-produced with Etiko Australia.
Made from: Recycled and new rubber - none of that icky PVC/EVA stuff the big name brands use.
Original design: Mimi Spirits design by Gabriel Maralngurra
Gabriel has been one of the driving forces of Injalak Arts since its beginnings as an Adult Education course in screenprinting in 1986. An accomplished artist, Gabriel has many skills including painting, screenprinting on tshirts, posters and fabric. Gabriel attributes much of his artistic education to Thompson Yulidjirri (dec).
Female Mimih spirits are depicted in this dynamic design. According to the Kunwinjku people Mimih spirits were the original spirit beings who taught Aboriginal people many of the skills they needed to survive in the bush.