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Helping Hands Penan

Oversized Black Square Bottomed Handwoven Basket Bag

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Extra Large Black Basket Bag to carry all the family necessities to the beach or to yoga class perhaps. Or you could use the Basket Bag at home for storage. You decide...Either way you'll absolutely love your Penan Bag and the story behind it.

Every one of these Handwoven Baskets Bags from the Penan women is unique in its size, shape or colour combination. 
Details:
  • Loops over to close
  • Front Fastening
  • Square Bottomed
  • The bags are washable and long lasting
  • Extra Large Basket Bag measures 55cmx33cm
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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