Rattan Borneo Large Backpack/Sling Bag

$ 88.00

Hand crafted by indigenous Dayak artisans in East Kalimantan Borneo.  A renewed interest in Dyak weaving is providing a sustainable livelihood for these artisans while reviving centuries old weaving traditions, which were starting to disappear.  Made from split Rattan grown in sustainable farms, these stylish bags feature high quality leather trim and batik printed lining.  The perfect bag and conversation piece for stylish and socially conscious women.  Two-tone unique patterns on some tell mystical tales and age old stories, preserving aspects of Dayak cultural heritage.

*Leather drawstring top, tassel ties and adjustable straps
*Hand sewn batik print fabric lining

*Size: Large - Approximately 12" x 14"
*Each is handmade and unique so the patterns will all be different 
*Fairly traded in Borneo
*Color: Light Brown Leather                                                                                               *Inner zip pocket for your smaller things

The Winding Road takes you across the globe to discover beautiful and handmade scarves, shawls, handbags and children’s toys. They are driven by exploration, discovery and the story, people and culture behind each item.  They look for eco-friendly fabrics and are committed to seeking out small suppliers that follow fair trade practices as much as possible to produce their goods.

Their market baskets are handwoven in rural villages in Morocco where basket weaving is one of the oldest traditional crafts passed down from mother to daughter.  The baskets are collected from the villages and brought to their workshop in Marrakech where decorative handiwork is done by local artisans.  

They are made to stand up to everyday use in the Markets of Marrakech or the farmer's market in your home town.  Use them for stylish picnic baskets, beach bag, handbag, overnight bag or home decor.  Each basket is handmade and unique which is what makes them so special.