Ikat Leather Baby Booties (Rindi)
Leather Ikat Baby Booties (Prewalkers)
Size: 6-12 months
Elastic back for easy slip on and removal
Materials: cotton, lamb leather, metal press stud
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The deep magenta ikat used in these leather baby booties is hand woven and hand dyed by Rindi, and this is one of just six unique pieces deriving from her ikat.
The motif Rindi has used in her ikat symbolises fertility, security and prosperity. 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]
The artisan, Rindi, 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.
Pelangka is a tool made of rattan that the Dayak people once used to separate the rice from their husks. In the past, it was also used by Shamans, who believed it would cure their patients. It is a very powerful and well-known motif in Dayak villages and one that symbolises fertility, security and prosperity.
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. Please note that the ikat’s colour will fade when exposed to direct sunlight for long periods.
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 email@example.com, including the weaver’s name and your date of purchase.