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Gary the Major Mitchell Cockatoo Purse | Wicker Darling

470.00
Expected arrival of March 31, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia

We are beyond delighted to introduce you all to Gary the Major Mitchell (mate, call him Gazza)! An icon of Australian fauna, and a glorious and colourful exhibit of Australiana that would make Ken Done proud (we hope!), our beautifully pink and white Major Mitchell cockatoo bag features a resplendent crest of red and yellow, lovely pink leather handles, and obviously pink being an every day neutral will this bag will match seamlessly with everything in your wardrobe!

Our Major Mitchell bag is our latest bespoke design, designed by Jasmine in Melbourne, and handmade using traditional weaving techniques by our artisans in the Philippines. Featuring sustainably farmed and harvested rattan, leather, and linen for his lining. 

    Production and Delivery Updates
    Product Details

    Gazza is 46cm from tail to beak, 31cm top of head to base, and 53cm around the belly.

    Gazza has pink leather handles long enough to drape from the elbow, attached by gold hardware/d-rings. He also comes with a detachable crossbody/shoulder strap (adjustable length - up to 132cm long) which can be clipped to any of the four d-rings.

    Gazza has a loose linen to take advantage of the internal shape of the bag - large enough to fit your wallet, a clutch of keys, a very large phone, those three red lipsticks you've always got in your handbag, and that random packet of doodads you know will come in handy one day!

    All pre-ordered handbags will arrive with a hand signed collector card, a bespoke dust bag for storage, and a small gift courtesy of another Australian small business/designer.

    VB featured in photography is a prop only. No VB will be included with your orders. Trust us, it's swill, you wouldn't want to drink it.

    Pre-Order Cancellations

    Please be aware that in the instance of requesting a cancellation on a pre-order, a $60AUD cancellation fee will apply to cover our administration costs. To learn more, read our full FAQs.

    Handmade to Order

    Our handbags are designed in Australia and lovingly crafted by hand by our weavers in the Philippines. As such, each and every bag will have minor differences, whether it's in the wicker, leather work, or placement of other finishings. These are not faults, but rather a signature of hand craftsmanship from natural materials, and we consider these minor differences to be what makes every bag a unique piece of art. While every effort is made to photograph the true colour of our designs, monitors may display colours differently.


    Due to our bags being made-to-order, upon occasion our ateliers may need to substitute materials used in the sample designs with different materials due to supply shortages. Where this occurs, the ateliers will do their best to find the closest possible substitute, and ensure the overall design remains consistent with the sample. 

    Shipping Information

    Worldwide complimentary shipping is offered with all orders, and covers your tracking number and full insurance! Customs and other tariffs are the responsibility of the customer. Please email our customer service team at to discuss express shipping rates. 

    We ship once a week, pending Australia Post availability. 

    Australia Post is experiencing significant supply and postage delays, and is periodically pausing collections of mail. While we aim to post our in stock bags ASAP, please be aware postage is likely to be slower than usual as a result. 

    For detailed information see here.

    Our Ethics

    Wicker Darling bags are woven from sustainably, ethically harvested rattan. Our ateliers source rattan from local co-ops and farms to support their communities and to minimise the distance the materials travel. Rattan is sustainably grown, harvested by hand, and by-products are composted. 

    Bags are handmade by traditional artisans, providing employment with a focus on marginalised communities and nurturing traditional skills and handicrafts, and fostering micro-businesses and individual artisans. 

    The overall aim is to reduce our environmental footprint as much as possible, and to provide meaningful, fairly paid employment opportunities to our Filipino artisans. 

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