HANDWOVEN INDIGO TOTE

  • Handwoven ikat pattern tote bag.
  • Dyed with natural indigo dye.
  • 100% cotton textile handwoven by women of the Karen ethnic group in Northern Thailand.
  • Woven using a traditional backstop loom.
  • Lined and includes an inside patch pocket. 
  • 17" long x 14" inches wide (43.18 x 35.56 cm)
  • Strap is 13" in from base to shoulder (33 cm) 
  • Fits most laptop computers including a 13" MacBook Pro.
  • Each product is handmade, each piece is unique. 
  • Gentle machine or hand wash with soft soap, line dry. Warm iron.
  • Limited stock. Ships from the U.S.A.

The Kindcraft X Studio Naenna Collaboration

The process of turning green indigo leaves into blue dye is magical. While most botanical materials, like wood, are boiled down to create natural dyes, blue indigo dye is created by fermentation. In Northern Thailand, Indiofera Tinctoria leaves are gathered, soaked, and beaten to oxidize the mixture. The indigo paste settles and is collected to use as dye. A live indigo vat must be cared for continually. Cotton yarns are dipped into the vat and with each dip the indigo platelets layer onto the fibers creating a darker, richer blue.

The Kindcraft worked in collaboration with Studio Naenna in Chiang Mai, Thailand to create two small womenswear collections. Designed to honor Studio Naenna's process of making natural indigo dye, the shapes in our Indigo Collection are minimal with contemporary styling. They are slow-made in an ethical working environment.


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