'SOMA' Handloom Organic Cotton & Kalamkari eco friendly Shopping Tote Bag


This bag is a fusion of Organic cotton and Kalamkari fabric by our designer.

Organic cotton: Grown from non genetically modified plants without the use of fertilizers or pesticides.

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 width x 41cm height, handles 30cm long

    Dimensions: 14.6" width x 16.1" height, handles 11.8" long

    Designed by Thyli

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