AUNTY ZETA MOOKIE TOTE BAG

$29

Carry a piece of First Peoples’ culture as you traverse Melbourne or your hometown, with our glow-in-the-dark, organic cotton tote. It has been created in respectful collaboration with Aunty Zeta Thomson (Wurundjeri/Yorta Yorta) with a print based on her iconic 2021 MELBOURNE ART TRAMS work, Mookies Around the Waterhole.

“‘Mookie’ means spirit in Yorta Yorta. In our culture, visitors would call out to the Mookies of the Ancestors as they walked through the bush announcing that they were coming on to Country. They would meet and gather at sacred waterholes for cultural business. After the ceremony the travellers would begin their journey across Country to the next place, ‘galyan woka ngana buraya moya’—‘a beautiful place far, far away’. This work teaches us to respect Country and honour our Ancestors.”

— Aunty Zeta Thomson

A portion of the profits will be donated to Aunty Zeta Thomson’s nominated charity, Wildlife Victoria.

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