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Ikat Baby

Ikat Leather Baby Moccasins (Natural)

39.00
  • Leather Ikat Baby Moccasins (Prewalkers)

  • Size: 6-12 months

  • Leather tie for easy removal

  • Materials: cotton, leather

  • Weaver: Rupina

  • Motif: Tiang Bekurung

The caramel ikat used in these leather baby moccasins is hand woven and hand dyed by Rupina, through traditional techniques that use natural, plant-derived dye.

Read about the motif she has used in her ikat by clicking on Additional Info + below.

Through your purchase, you are supporting initiatives that economically empower artisan women in Indonesia.

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Additional Info

The artisan, Rupina, 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 motif, Tiang Bekurung, symboilse the main poles used to hold up the traditional longhouses built by Dayak weaving communities in West Borneo. When a longhouse is being constructed, the community often carries out a ceremony to bless the house, once the first pole is erected.

Important note for all ikat products on each product page

The People’s Fabric predominantly sources ikat from various villages in West Borneo, with occasional guests from other regions – the textiles 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 ikats story.

Caring for your ikat

Your ikat can be spot cleaned with warm water. Please note that the colour in the ikat’ 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 info@thepeoplesfabric.com.au, including the weaver’s name/region and your date of purchase.