Handmade Hmong Indigo Batik cotton Tote / Shoulder bag (30)
This is an individually handcrafted tote/shoulder bag made from high-quality PURE cotton.
The fabric used to create this bag is an Indigo Batik from the Hmong region in Vietnam.
The artisan’s handwork is revealed in each textile, including print density and block alignment; imperfections are characteristic that adds to the charm of this traditional technique
The dimensions are approx. 34cm high [not including the handle] x 40cm wide.
Handle - aprox. 27cm
Characteristics of the bag:
• Handmade item
• Natural materials – high quality, pure Vietnamese cotton, Indigo Batik, Hmong print
• We use natural sustainable dye from Indigo plant
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"Since ancient times Tribe Hmong people have used motifs and patterns to represent their daily life and culture onto the designs of their textiles. No two jackets, bags or skirts are the same, as every garment is handcrafted to communicate a stage in the owner's life.”*1
What is Batik?
Batik is a “resist” process for making designs on fabric. The artist uses wax to prevent dye from penetrating the cloth, leaving “blank” areas in the dyed fabric.
What is Indigo Dye?
Indigo dye has been used for thousands of years by civilizations all over the world to dye fabric blue. As much as 1 tonne of leaves is needed to produce just 2kg of dye. Natural indigo is also a sustainable dye; after the pigment has been extracted the plant residue can be composted and used as a fertilizer and the water reused to irrigate crops.
The handmade nature of Hmong textiles means that they may have imperfections from the natural process of weaving, batik application and dying, often further adding to their character and uniqueness.
Colors may differ ever so slightly to the pictures due to different viewing monitors/device displays.
Wash fabric in cold/lukewarm water, ideally by hand, and shade dry. Salting the water slightly helps prevent further dye loss.
I am more than happy to ship worldwide - before placing your order please contact me to confirm the price of postage to your country.
Buyer is fully responsible for all the CUSTOMS and TRANSIT charges.
For UK customers
We use MYHERMES courier.
All items in transit are:
- FULLY COVERED (up to the value of the item)
- MYHERMES will make 3 attempts to deliver
- SIGNATURE - This service requires a person at the intended destination to sign for the package upon delivery. Courier will NOT leave a shipment at the door without the in-person signature.
If you wish to place a big order please contact us directly to quote the best shipping price.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
• Custom or personalized orders
• Items on sale
Conditions of return:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.