This bag carries a wonderful reminder of sandy Fijian beaches and made especially durable with a handwoven voivoi (pandanus) leaf outer layer and handprinted canvas interior.
35W x 30H x 12D cm.
14W x 12H x 5D in.
About the Artisans & Production Process:
Coastal partner communities produce handwoven pandanus bag inserts. These inserts can be easily stacked for transport on horseback or bundled together for transport by boat. Upon arrival at our office, the handwoven bag inserts are re-shaped and trimmed before sewing the handprinted outside layer with an industrial machine. Through the production of pandanus bag inserts, women learn multi-dimensional weaving techniques providing an opportunity to beginning and mid-skill weavers to access a market for their handwork. Our Studio Print Collection is screen-printed by hand at our office by a team of master and apprentice printers. This provides professional job training opportunities to youth from our rural partner communities, including persons with disabilities.