Be a part of history 

w e a v e   t h e   p a s t   i n t o   t h e   p r e s e n t

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.
Krajood

 

Water hyacinth

       

Ata [Bali] 

  • 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
Rattan

The process of making the straw bag

[Thailand]

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.

SHOP straw bag here

The process of making the rattan bag

[Bali]

The Ata vines have to be properly conditioned, then they are woven into shape.

After the weaving process is finished, the bag body will be boiled to clean up the sap and resin.

Then the product is dried by sunlight. It takes 2-3 days to make the bag body dry.

After the bags have dried, they are cured and smoked in an oven to make conditions and strengthen them.  And for the finishing process, the genuine leather strap and batik lining are sewed and attached to the bag.

The inside of Rattans bag is lined with a traditional Indonesia batik fabric. Each pattern is different in colors or designs giving model unique character.

SHOP rattan bag soon!