Handcrafted Leather Sling in Sepia from Bali, "Majapahit Traveler in Sepia"
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Awaken the traveler in you with this stylish sling handbag from Bali. Designed by Tuniyaton, this sling is handcrafted of leather with a solid color in sepia. This bag drapes over the shoulder on a single adjustable strap, and features a zipper pocket at the back for storing small items. Opening with two magnetic snaps, the flap lifts to reveal another zipper pocket. The main compartment opens with a zipper to reveal an interior lined in faux suede, complete with a zipper pocket on one side.
- 0.53 kgs
- 1.2 lbs
- Bag: 23 cm H x 20 cm W x 8 cm D
- Bag: 9" H x 7.75" W x 3.1" D
- Strap: 62 cm min L - x 125 cm max L x 2.5 cm W
- Strap: 24.5" min L - x 49" max L x 1" W
- Drop length: 30 cm min L - x 58 cm max L
- Drop length: 11.75" min L - x 22.75" max L
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.