India, Nila House, PO Bag
Product name: PO Bag
Type of product: Sling Bag / Accessory
Description (story of the item):
The PO Bag is a beautifully designed sling, made entirely of natural sabai grass, handwoven cotton, with natural indigo accents. The bucket design is deep enough to carry everyday essentials with a drawstring fastening that is finished with a handmade tasse made of indigo thread.
The sabai grass fibre body of the bag has been made by Kadam Hatt, an enterprise that works with artisans specialising in natural fibres. The lining has been woven in a studio in Gurugram and the tassels have been handmade in Jaipur. The yarn, used in the fabric of the lining and the tassels, has been dyed at natural indigo vats in Sawantwadi, Maharashtra.
The PO Bag is inspired by Nila's love for natural fibres. Sabai grass in particular is a fascinating fibre, indigenous to the forests of Orissa and West Bengal in eastern India. After being harvested, the grass is typically sun dried, dyed in natural colours and woven into objects of everyday use. Recently, sabai grass has seen a growing popularity because of the work of organisations like Kadam Hatt, which has translated into livelihood opportunities for communities working with this material.
Materials: Handwoven Sabai Grass with Handwoven Cotton and Indigo
Measurements / size: Height - 77cm with Handle, without 23cm, Round - 20cm