Handmade, Handprinted Drawstring Purses - Aunty Kim Wandin
Beautiful hand-printed, hand-made, draw-string purses.
Made by Wurundjeri Elder, Aunty Kim Wandin
Aunty Kim’s reed basket, or djirra binak, features on these beautiful purses.
“I am a Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung Woman.
My traditional name is ‘Wandoon’ which means ‘spirits of the water.’ My family and I still live ‘on Country’.
The art of using reeds to make eel traps and baskets is a tradition handed down to me by my Nanna Ollie, who was taught by Granny Jemima (at Coranderrk). I am intending to pass this on to my own granddaughter.
I collect my reeds on my Country and hang them to dry in the sun. When they are dried I soak them in water to make them flexible and ready to use.
My work contains the spirit of my Ancestors reflecting their strength and resilience.”