Our Indigenous Art Puggles are made from Jijaka cotton fabric. Jijaka is an aboriginal word meaning “Kangaroo”. It features authentic aboriginal artwork by Stephen Hogarth from the Kamilaroi nation. His colourful, contemporary artwork tells a story of desert and coastal tribes. Jijaka sales support remote indigenous families to sustainably relieve poverty and disadvantage through the Nangala Project.
An Indigenous Art Puggle is a fine life companion indeed! All our Indigenous Art Puggles come with their very own drawstring sleeping bag featuring a handy “NOSE HOLE” through which you can poke the nose and whiskers of your PUGGLE at night. Our PUGGLES also contain polyester fibre and wheat filling to ensure they give only the highest quality weighted “HUGGLES”!
Size: 16cm / 6 ¼”
All prices are in Australian $ GST inclusive.
Handmade in The Lost Forests.
Please note each one will be slightly different due to Artwork on the fabric.
Suitable for ages 3+
This lovable creature from the OTHERWORLDS also comes with its very own unique “Story Card” featuring this tale …
THE STORY OF THE PUGGLES
Once upon a time there were four million, three thousand, two hundred and one . . . PUGGLES. But now there are only
a few bagfuls left, just like this one. PUGGLES lived in the Australian bush under the ground in tunnels.
They came out of their holes at night to feed on their favourite tucker . . . split peas! All night long they would PUGGLE up every pea they could find, and as daylight approached, it would “dawn” on them that they had to get back home. Waiting for them at their front doors would be the local people, which is why they were called “early settlers”. Of course the PUGGLES had stuffed themselves so full of split peas that they couldn’t get down their holes and became stuck with their bottoms at the top, making them easy prey for the people who just loved PUGGLE Pie.
So that is why, last thing at night, you must tuck your PUGGLE into this bag, tie it up tightly, and don’t let it out until morning. This way PUGGLES will not become extinct and maybe, one day, there will be as many PUGGLES as before . . .
Now wouldn’t that be an eye-PUGGLING sight!
The word PUGGLE means:
Peace, Understanding, Gentleness, Generosity, Love and Energy.
Wherever PUGGLES go, they always leave behind one of these qualities.
So spread the word . . . and the word is PUGGLE.