Fine handwoven ikat is matched with a flexible, durable silhouette that is the perfect canvas. Ikat is a technique that involves dying the threads before they are woven. Each of these clutches has its own unique pattern and personality. A perfect gift for any lover of textiles or handmade luxury. Impact: The textile was handwoven by women weavers in the Fergana Valley, the traditional heartland of ikat weaving in Uzbekistan. The bag was assembled in a workshop run by two sisters in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Each bag provided 4 days of fair work to women. The sale of each bag will provide 5 days of life skills mentoring for adolescent indigenous Mayan girls through Catrinka's 2014 NGO partner, Redmi.
Handmade in Uzbekistan. Ikat zip clutch. Available in Black or Blue. Crafted with 50% cotton / 50% silk blend. Black leather edging, metal zipper and silk tassel zipper pull with glass bead. Lined in striped market fabric with an interior open pocket. The women behind the bag: Mohinur, 23, has wanted to be a tailor since she was a little girl, making clothes for her dolls. Her mother is a teacher of literature, and her two sisters and two sisters-in-law are doctors and teachers. Her dream is to open a workshop in Bukhara, in the old city.
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