Handmade Leather Sling with Floral Patterns from Bali, "Fashionable Garden"
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For a fashionable accessory, this sling is designed by Balinese artisan Tuniyaton. She handcrafts the bag of supple black leather, decorated on the flap with a panel of embossed floral patterns in caramel. A zipper pocket on the bag offers space for storing small items. This bag drapes over the shoulder on an adjustable strap, and opens with a magnetic snap and zipper to a faux suede lining, complete with an open pocket and a zipper pocket on the sides.
- 0.48 kgs
- 1.1 lbs
- Bag: 28 cm H x 24 cm W x 6 cm D
- Bag: 11" H x 9.5" W x 2.4" D
- Strap: 69 cm min L - x 127 cm max L x 2.7 cm W
- Strap: 27" min L - x 50" max L x 1.1" W
- Drop length: 29 cm min L - x 60 cm max L
- Drop length: 11.5" min L - x 23.5" max L
- Tassel: 7 cm L x 1 cm W
- Tassel: 2.8" L x 0.4" W
- Leather; polyester synthetic suede lining
- Polish periodically
- Dry cleaning recommended
- Adjustable strap(s)
- Features a magnetic snap closure
- Genuine leather may naturally show subtle marks, scratches or wrinkles
- Free Gift Wrap? Yes
- Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
- Made in Indonesia.
- Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Java
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Tuniyaton's father passed away when she was born and her mother could only afford to send her to elementary school. As a single mother, Tuniyaton struggled to educate her own children and endured many hardships such as sleeping in an unused toilet as she journeyed by train to sell her leather goods. In spite of her difficulties, she succeeded in educating her children and giving them the opportunities she was denied.
Tuniyaton uses modern methods and machinery to process the leather but her designs are handcrafted with traditional techniques, such as leather weaving and leather tooling. Each of her assistants was trained by older craftsman with many years of experience in traditional leatherwork.
Tuniyaton has struggled over the years and slowly built her leather workshop. After many setbacks along the way, she is now well established and both children help her. In addition, she offers work to others who assist her in crafting her handbag designs.
Tuniyaton has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of leather to continue with her production.