Ikat Leather Baby Moccasins (Orange)
Leather Ikat Baby Moccasins (Prewalkers)
Size: 6-12 months
Leather tie for easy removal
Materials: cotton, leather
The burnt orange ikat used in these leather baby moccasins was hand woven and hand dyed by Rupina. Choose between tan and black leather.
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 indigenous artisan women in Indonesia.
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, 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 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 email@example.com, including the weaver’s name/region and your date of purchase.