'BORSA' Organic Canvas/Kalamkari eco friendly Reusable Hand Bag
'BORSA' is a fusion of Organic canvas and Kalamkari handmade 'elephant' screen printed fabric by our designer. Zoom into the pictures to see the 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.
Organic cotton: Grown from non genetically modified plants without the use of fertilizers or pesticides.
Limited edition stock as this stunning handmade screen printed fabric was sourced direct from the limited quantities from rural suppliers in India. This bag is light with magnetic button closure, inner pocket and soft rope handles wrapped in organic canvas for your comfort and can be used as a handbag. Print may be imperfect due to being handmade. Vegetable based dyes used for the Kalamkari fabric. For more information on Kalamkari see Wikipedia
Care Instructions - Canvas / Kalamkari - 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: 42cm width x 30cm height x 12cm depth (gusset), handles 28cm
Dimensions: 16.5" width x 11.8" height x 4.7" depth (gusset), handles 7.1"
Designed by Thyli