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Theresia (Ikat Leather Bag)

119.00
  • Tan Leather Ikat Handbag

  • Adjustable leather strap

  • Concealed magnet closure

  • Two sections, back pocket with exposed zip and leather tassel

  • 100% cotton lining

  • Dimensions: (H)20 x (W)23cm

  • Weaver: Theresia

  • Motif: Perahu

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This tan lamb leather bag is perfect for everyday use, featuring an adjustable leather strap with brass detail, exposed zip on the back pocket, and a concealed magnetised closure for quick and easy access.

The warm caramel ikat used in this leather bag is hand woven and hand dyed by Theresia, and this is just one of seven unique pieces deriving from Theresia’s ikat. Each bag is lined and will come from a different position on the ikat and may not be a direct representation of the bag pictured.

The motif Theresia has used in her ikat symbolises kindness. Read more by clicking on Additional Info + below.

Every ikat piece purchased will be accompanied by a Weaver Profile, which will include a little information about the artisan and the motif used in her piece. Through your purchase, you are supporting initiatives that economically empower indigenous women weavers in Borneo. [Read more]

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Additional Info

  • Weaver: Theresia

  • Age: 39 years old

  • Region: Dayak Desa Sintang

  • Motif: Perahu

  • Made with love in Indonesia

The artisan, Theresia, is a proud Dayak woman and a member of our partner women's weaving Cooperative, Jasa Menenun Mandiri, in West Borneo. The Dayak people are Indigenous to Borneo and encompass over 200 different ethnicities, all of which have their own customs, dialects and cultures.

The Perahu motif, meaning boat, is a reminder of life from ancient times until now. It signifies how the Dayak people still used waterways and boats when carrying out activities, such as fishing and journeying to the gardens or the fields. For the Dayak people, the Perahu motif symbolises kindness.

Important note for all ikat products on each product page

The People’s Fabric sources ikat from various villages in West Borneo – they are made by a variety of different people who use a variety of different dyes so each piece is unique. The complex process of making ikat requires high levels of skill, as each is handmade and hand dyed. Because of this, there may occasionally be slight imperfections in the artwork – whilst these are minor, we believe this simply contributes to each ikat's story.

Caring for your ikat

Your ikat can be spot cleaned with warm water however for the best results, we recommend you dry clean your product when necessary. Please also ensure it is not exposed to direct sunlight for long periods as this will cause the colours to fade.

Love your ikat

Write a thank you message and/or send us a photo of you with your piece and we’ll do our very best to ensure the artist receives it! Email to info@thepeoplesfabric.com.au, including the weaver’s name and your date of purchase.