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Helping Hands Penan

Black and Grey Medium Sized Handwoven Tote Bag

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Every one of these Handwoven Baskets Bags from the Penan women is unique in its size, shape or colour combination.

You'll turn heads with this striking Black and Grey Diagonal pattern.

Inspired by the traditional French shopping basket

Features of the Black and Grey Woven Bag:

  • Loops over to close
  • Front Fastening
  • Strap long enough to wear over shoulder
  • Measures 40cm w x 27cm h
  • The Black and Grey Pattern continues inside
  • The bags are washable and long lasting.  

Photos show front and back of the bag

What will you use your Basket Tote for? A trip to the beach, a casual lunch, a picnic or an every day carry all maybe. Either way you'll absolutely love your Penan Bag and the story behind it.

The art of weaving is deeply ingrained in Penan Culture. With skilled hands, strips of coloured material are brought to life and lovingly transformed into beautiful crafts, each telling a unique story.
Rattan has traditionally been the primary raw material for weaving, however it is increasingly scarce. Consequently Helping Hands provides the Penan women with colourful PVC strips as a durable and versatile alternative.
Proceeds from the sale of this bag goes back to help the Penan tribe in Borneo in their social, economic and educational development. 
New designs and colour combinations are being developed all the time so the humble rattan basket bag is now bang up to date. What was once a dying trade is now attracting young Penan girls, eager to hone their craft.


Made in Borneo

Ships from Sydney

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