Leather Bag (Hawa)
Lamb 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
Motif: Tiang bekurung
This soft 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 blue-grey ikat used in this bag is hand woven and hand dyed, and this is one of just 13 unique pieces deriving from Hawa'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.
Read about the motifs Hawa has used in her ikat 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]
Region: Dayak Desa Sintang
Original ikat size: 118 x 203cm
Made with love in Indonesia
The artisan, Hawa, 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.
Tiang bekurung are the main poles used to hold up the Rumah Betang – a longhouse 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 tiang kurung is erected.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, including the weaver’s name and your date of purchase.