This versatile straw basket with long shoulder strap can be worn crossbody. Hand woven and featuring a delicate carved crab motif.
Our hand woven baskets are made by Balinese artists who weave intricate designs and graceful shapes. Local weavers use a sturdy forest grass to craft each unique basket. Once the basket has completed the weaving process, it is placed in a smokehouse over embers of coconut husks to dry and cure. This ancient process preserves the baskets and burnishes them to a rich color. The slight smoky scent authenticates the ancient Balinese process and can be removed either over time or with a deodorizer. Each piece takes several days to a month for the Artisans to weave and carve. Due to the handmade nature of these pieces and the natural character of the wood charms, care should be taken with them. The carving is fragile and should not be mishandled or dropped. Often there will be a variation in size, colors and slight variations in designs , giving each piece its own distinctive character. These handbags are timeless, sturdy, and beautiful works of art. The Collection supports Bali Artisans while preserving village cultures through ancient designs. Each bag comes with a uniquely woven closure some featuring bows and other more simply done. Approximately 3 1/2" x 6" x 2 1/2"