'AKPA' Canvas & Kalamkari cotton eco friendly Shopping Tote Bag
A fusion of natural unbleached canvas and intricate Kalamkari fabric by our designer to produce this gem of a tote bag....zoom into the bag pic for stunning detail.
Handloom Kalamkari cotton fabric sourced direct by our designer on a study trip to rural India to understand local fabric production methods by artisans. Kalamkari (Perisan derived word meaning pen and craftskills) is an ancient hand drawn print work with pen or 'kalam' however also referred to intricate block/screen printing work involving 17 steps originating from parts of India and Iran, an art form in decline as the handmade Kalamkari artisans compete with mass produced textiles. Sarees are also produced using Kalamkari methods.
Limited edition stock as this stunning hand screen printed fabric was sourced from the limited quantities from rural suppliers. The bag is light and is meant for gentle use. Vegetable based dyes used for the Kalamkari fabric. Print may be imperfect due to being handmade. For more information on Kalamkari see Wikipedia
Can be used as a shopping bag, tote bag, hand bag, library bag and of course your holiday trips as it can be flat packed into your handbag or purse as pictured!
Care Instructions - Kalamkari Cotton - Handwash separately in cold water as colours will run for first few washes until it stabilizes which is expected due to vegetable dyes used and production methods. Using a washing machine and dryer is NOT recommended.
Dimensions: 37cm x 41cm, handles 30cm
Dimensions: 14.6" x 16.1", handles 11.8"
Designed by Thyli