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Leather Bag (Sayu)

95.00 119.00
  • 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

  • Weaver: Sayu

  • Motif: Tiang Belumbak, Ruit


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 cherry red ikat used in this bag is hand woven and hand dyed, and this is one of just twelve unique pieces deriving from Sayu'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 Sayu has used in her ikat 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 women weavers in Borneo. [Read more]

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Additional Info

  • Weaver: Sayu

  • Age: 55 years old

  • Region: Dayak Desa Sintang

  • Made with love in Indonesia

The artisan, Sayu, 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 Tiang Belumbak motif represents the poles that are used in traditional Dayak contests.

A ruit is the hook on a spear that ancient Dayak ancestors used for hunting or fishing in the river. The hook motif symbolises that the bond of marriage is sacred.

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, including the weaver’s name and your date of purchase.