Handcrafted Adjustable Leather Sling in Slate from Java, "Beautiful Country in Slate"
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Reflecting the beauty of Javanese countryside, this exciting sling from Indonesia features a design by Tuniyaton. She handcrafts the bag of slate-colored leather, accented with a creative zipper trim and flirty tassels attached to hidden zipper pockets beneath the flap. The bag opens with a magnetic button and zipper to a faux suede interior outfitted with a single zipper pocket for storing small items.
- 0.25 kgs
- 0.6 lbs
- Bag: 19 cm H x 33 cm W x 4 cm D
- Bag: 7.5" H x 13" W x 1.6" D
- Strap: 60 cm min L - x 114 cm max L x 1.5 cm W
- Strap: 23.5" min L - x 45" max L x 0.6" W
- Drop length: 31 cm min L - x 57 cm max L
- Drop length: 12.25" min L - x 22.5" max L
- Leather; polyester lining
- Adjustable strap(s)
- Features a magnetic snap closure
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- 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.
"Beyond my expectations!"
I received my purse today..earlier than expected ( which is always good) The purse itself is well made, the leather is so soft and the inside is prefect as well. Thank you so very much!
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