Stacked Triangles Crossbody
Handmade by artisans in Rajpur, India. Rajpur is home to some of the neediest people on the planet. Many grew up begging and had no skills, education, identities, or even birthdays. They suffer from hunger, abuse, leprosy, drug addiction, and chronic illnesses. This bag provides hope, opportunity and dignity by providing employees with not only steady jobs and a good work environment, but a daily meal plan, education for their children, English and vocational training, and medical care.
Handmade using handspun cotton and vegan leather. With every item purchased with us, a tree is planted in partnership with the National Forest Foundation.
Block printing was first used by the Tang Dynasty in China between the 4th and 7th century. It began as blocks cut from wood used to print textiles and reproduce short Buddhist religious texts that were carried as charms by believers. The process of block printing is labor-intentsive and requires a high level of craftsmanship, particularly when carving the wood blocks that are used for each color of a design.
Details + Dimensions
14.9" x 9"
adjustable strap 25.5"
handspun and handwoven cotton
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The art of textile making is rooted in the Rajpur culture. The textile making starts with organic cotton which is carded and cleaned. The cotton is then hand spun over seven spinning stages to create the completed thread. The thread is handwoven to make fabric and then each fabric is dyed using a hand-carved wooden block. The dyed fabric is then stitched by hand and finished as one of our partner's many beautiful pieces.