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: Stone Country Animals by Graham Badari in black
Artist Graham Badari is one of Injalak Arts’ senior screenprint designers, producing popular designs for various textile applications. He has been working with Injalak Arts since 1990.
Graham’s country is Maburrinj near Kudjekbinj about 120 kilometres east of Gunbalanya . It is this region of his clan estate where he draws much of his artistic inspiration.
This design is inspired by the high “Stone Country” of the Arnhem Land Plateau. It features nabarlek (Petrogale concinna or rock wallaby) and ngarrbek (Tachyglossus aculeatus or echidna).