Cotton Canvas Tote - Leaves in the Wind
Style and utility are the hallmarks of this rugged and spacious tote.
By purchasing this tote, you are supporting Yakinno as an Indigenous Artist.
- Printed original art by Yakinno
- 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
Tanya de Bono - Yakinno
The essence of Tanya’s unique style is articulated by her tree bark textured pen sketches. You may find her in a corner of the local coffee shop quietly interpreting her dreams though these sketches.
Tanya hails from the Gundidtjmara tribe in the Western Victorian town of Warrnambool where she grew up.
Warrnambool is also home to an ancient volcanic crater called Tower Hill, where you will often bump into Tanya. Her tribe occupied this area even before the last eruption of the Tower Hill volcano about 34,000 years ago. Her artistic talent derives from the Gundidtjmara belief that the volcanic landscape features marks out the traces of a divine “creator.”, which is what inspires Tanya’s art.
Tanya is part of the Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Cooperative where she helps support their various initiatives including school excursions to Tower Hill and educating the public of indigenous culture and cuisine.