The Kaalpa backpack is the ultimate backpack for your school days or daily commute. Features 4 separate compartments with zipped closure, adjustable padded straps, carry handle, elasticated side drink bottle holder, pen holders and various sized internal slots and breathable mesh panelling to enhance your travel journey.
Size: 45 x 33 x 20 cm
Artist: Corban Clause Williams
Language group: Martu, Manyjilyjarra (WA, Australia)
Acrylic on canvas, 2020
“Kaalpa is the home of our ancestors, where they hunted and lived from the land. They’re deeply connected to this land, and have been for thousands of years. I remember the feeling of returning to the land for the first time as an adult. Some of my elders took me there and told me: “This is your Country, this is your home. It’s yours and your little sister’s and your grandfathers’ country.”
I went hunting there, got a parnajarrpa (sand goanna). It’s got kapi (water) there, a well, jurnu (soak) and tuwa (sandhills)” When I went there I was pukurlpa (happy inside). It opened up my spirt, and felt like home. Ngurra is home.”
Life Apparel Co is a proud advocate and member of the Indigenous Art Code. All Indigenous artworks that feature on the products are 100% authentic. We closely collaborate with and commission Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to create product specific, special edition artworks for us.
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