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- Cotton Canvas Tote - Source of Life Sunrise
Cotton Canvas Tote - Source of Life Sunrise
Style and utility are the hallmarks of this rugged and spacious tote.
By purchasing this tote, you are supporting Nathan as an Indigenous Artist.
- Printed original art by Nathan Patterson
- Custom designed webbing handles
- The main compartment is secured by a zipper.
- Made from all natural and biodegradable materials
- 100% Cotton Canvas
- Sewn in internal pocket 16 X 15cm
Our passion going into business was to create a niche range of quality merchandise that was not fast fashion or mass produced but individually and ethically hand crafted, incorporating original Indigenous art and proudly showcasing our Australian heritage.
Our business model is built on the values of inclusiveness and reward for the people who matter the most - our Artists and Artisans. We work directly with both communities ensuring that Artists are paid monthly royalties based on a profit share arrangement and Artisans who hand craft each item are provided ongoing employment at a fair wage.
Each item is a labour of love and deep thought. Our Artists express their ideas and dreams in their work using both classic and contemporary styles. Each art piece tells the stories of the Artists spiritual connection with their elders, family and the land they live on.
Experienced and talented graphic designers then use a creative process to carefully and cleverly merge elements of these art pieces with each item resulting in a deeply meaningful and useful product.
Our promise is that every item is a work of art in itself with the hallmarks of genuine quality hand craftsmanship and attention to detail. The intricate design of each product will constantly remind you of both usability and the beauty of spiritually expressive art.
About the Artist
Nathan Patterson - Diwana Dreaming
Nathan is a proud “Wagiman Man”. His mother is from Pine Creek in the Northern Territory where the Wagiman tribe are traditional landowners.
Currently, a resident of Geelong, Victoria, Nathan is inspired by the Bush and its inhabitants. His artistic style is a fusion of indigenous motifs and western painting techniques, making his creations stand out. Nathan paints on various non-traditional mediums such as feathers, wood, and rock. Each of his pieces is a collector's item and transcends generations.
As a well-known local artist, Nathan’s art has featured on the jerseys of the Australian Football League (AFL) teams: Geelong Cats, Collingwood Magpies, Essendon Bombers, and Richmond Tigers during the AFL Indigenous rounds.