Each of our bags is handcrafted one at a time
The bags are woven by Master weavers of the Tenganan region, using Ata grass, a vine indigenous to the foothills of volcanoes on the Indonesian Island of Bali. This art form is handed down through the generations and is unique to Indonesia. The bags are not made in a factory, the artists work from home in their villages. Bags can take up to 4 weeks to complete. The warm golden honey color of the Ata grass develops naturally from slow smoking over fire of coconut husks soaked in honey. The resultant aroma is your assurance of authenticity, we affectionately call them "bacon bags." If you wish to minimize the smoky scent, a product like Febreze and a few days in the open air will help dissipate the scent. Subtle differences in size, shape, weave, and finishes are part of the beauty of this handmade product.
Working from our Baltimore studio, the team hand adorn the Balinese ata grass bags with ribbons, jewelry, gold plated findings and natural sea shells. Subtle differences in adornments and ribbons are what makes each bag extraordinary.
Caring for your Bag
Your Bali bag is a handmade work of art. Each bag is made one by one, by hand. Your bag should be treated like any precious piece of clothing. Your bag should not be the 'workhorse ' of your handbag stable.
- We also recommend that you not fill your bag to the brim with very heavy objects as this puts strain on the handles.
- if your ribbon is lightly soiled, you can try rubbing it with a clean, white plastic eraser
A note about the smoky fragrance: Let your bag sit in a breezy location not in direct sunlight for a few days. If your bag has a lid, leave it open. You may also spray the inside with Febreze.
Updating your bag: if you're a consumer and your bag needs to be revamped from years of carrying, we can instruct you on how we might be able to replace your ribbon. The cost will be determined on a case by case basis. Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with photos and description of the wanted update. Please refer to our guides/line sheets to view our current selections. If you have a flat bow, you can only replace with a flat bow. If you have a fluffy bow, you can only replace with a fluffy bow.