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Ikat Backpack
Ikat Backpack
Ikat Backpack
$ 60.00

Ikat Backpack

This well-crafted backpack is made from sturdy cotton with adjustable cotton straps and eco-leather so you can wear it on your back or carry it by the handles. It has side pockets, cotton lining and two front pockets. The panels on front are made using an ikat dying and weaving technique.

THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Artisan Organization: The Village Experience

Country: India

The introduction of power looms to the weaving market in India put the art of hand-loomed weaving at risk and generations of families were devastated. Loom work in India is not only a form of art, it is also a cultural identifier for the artisans in 40 villages surrounding Hyderbad. Ikat weaving is one of the most distinct forms of art and enables the artisans to sustain their families economically, socially and culturally.

The Opportunity Collection is a private label line by The Village Experience that seeks to provide opportunities for artisans globally. The focus is on preserving local techniques, infusing elements of fashion, and providing sustainable income.

The Village Experience is a socially proactive business dedicated to uplifting impoverished communities in the developing world through efforts in international trade and tourism.