Leather Coin Purse - Sea Turtle
By purchasing this leather coin purse, you are supporting Muralappi as an Indigenous Artist.
Dimensions: 12 X 8cm
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
Jessica Skeen- Mckinnon - Muralappi
Jessica’s versatile artistic style is inspired by her strong family ties and heritage of artisans. Her main influence is her father, who is a talented craftsman himself creating various tools used in traditional hunting rituals. Jessica is a descendant of the Burri Gubba and Kuku Thaypan tribes of North Queensland.
“Muralappi” translates to “youngest of my generation.” She started painting when she was only six years old. She was and continues to be influenced by her father's passion for art and craftsmanship and is blessed with two young children of her own whom she hopes to impart with her skills.
Schools, local councils, and Indigenous Cooperatives are amongst some of the groups she has engaged with to teach children about Aboriginal culture as well as hold workshops for the youth to learn more about her art form.
You can follow Jessica on Instagram here.