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Helping Hands Penan

Helping Hands Penan Aqua Handwoven Basket Style Tote Bag

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Colour your world with these brightly coloured aqua blue basket bags. The bags' design is inspired by the traditional French shopping basket. 
What a perfect bag for the summer - take it to the beach, to the market or use as an everyday tote.

Every Handwoven Baskets Bag from the Penan women is unique in its size, shape or colour combination.
Two Sizes available -
Medium: 34x30x14cm + $14cm long handles
Large: 40x38x9cm + 20cm long handles

Features of the Aqua Blue Basket Bags

  • Loops over to close
  • Front Fastening
  • Self coloured strap long enough to wear over the shoulder
  • The bags are washable and long lasting
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.
New designs and colour combinations are being developed all the time so the humble rattan basket bag is always 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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