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When you buy wickerwork from around the world is different from buying from Thailand.
When you buy from here, you have bought story history.
About the material
Krajood & Water hyacinth [Thailand]
- Krajood is the Thai language. It is a plant in Sedge species, commonly found in the southern region. Krajood bag or Straw bag is one of the best known handmade bags from Thailand. The Krajood was originally used to make mats in the past. Now they use the Krajood to weave bags as well.
- Water hyacinth is not just a floating plant but It is a genius plant. If you cut water hyacinth, you actually help it spread its seeds and it’ll grow faster. This plant is a survivor, it can adapt. If there is water, it will live but if the land turns dry, the water hyacinth will adjust to stay on land and become part of mud and soil.
- The local wisdom in weaving has existed in Thailand for over 200 years and passed from generation to generation. These days straw bag has become a worldwide trend.
- The process of making Thai handicraft product take many artisans to finish only one piece. You can feel the hard work and passion of the artisan that has gone into making each piece.
- Ata is the Indonesian language. It is a type of fern, that Balinese already used for making rope and wicker basket since along time ago. But since the development of synthetic materials, they now use the material to weave baskets, bags and other wares
The process of making the straw bag
Of course, What we need is the straw. First, the artisan will dry it by sunlight. Staining takes 8 hours to boil before being dried in the sun for 2-3 days to make them dry.
Then they are woven into bags. Each piece takes several days to weave by hand. Some products might take a month to finish.
The whole process from start to finish takes a very long time. But Thai handicraft products of these hardworking craftspeople are very well worth the effort.