Foldable Tote Bag (Herlina II)
Foldable ikat tote bag
Linen outside and cotton lining
Brass clip for convenient storage
Dimensions (unfolded): (H)48 x (W)50cm
Motif: Buah Langsat
Make refusing plastic bags easy by keeping this neat, foldable ikat tote bag conveniently on hand. Once unfolded, the pouch sits inside the bag and serves as a pocket for smaller items.
The blue ikat used in this tote bag is hand woven and hand dyed by Herlina and this is just one of eleven unique pieces deriving from her ikat.
The motif she has used in her ikat represents prosperity - read more by clicking 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 artisan women in Borneo. [Read more]
The artisan, Herlina, 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.
Buah Langsat is a type of fruit and its motif depicts the thriving tribal lives of the Dayak people, who have an abundance of herbs and plants which are both eaten and sold in order to finance their daily lives. This motif symbolises 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 bag can be hand washed in cold water. Note that colour from the ikat fabric may run and regular washing will cause the ikat 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, including the weaver’s name and your date of purchase.