A beautiful, functional and eco-conscious pouch to keep your daily essentials -- from cash to cosmetics to stationery.
- Exterior: Barkcloth (paper mulberry tree bark) naturally dyed with mango skin (deep yellow tone) and indigo leaves with morinda root bark (black ash tone).
- Interior: Non-animal suede fabric lining and handle in black ash color.
Cinta Bumi Artisans' barkcloth products are made out of ethically-sourced tree barks originated from Bada Valley, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The tree barks are harvested in accordance with season, weather and local custom, using the right technique so that it does not harm the environment.
The intricate process-making barkcloth includes sap cleaning, boiling for hours, fermentation in banana leaf-wrap for several days, continuous pounding processes (to embed, stretch, soften, strengthen and spruce the fibers), air-drying, and non-heat ironing by using wood. Some special-intended barkcloth, such as for wedding attires, are even more intricate as they require special method of natural dyeing and hand-painting process for a luxury touch in the finish piece.
The finish barkcloth sheets made by the wonderful artisans in Central Sulawesi are then proceeded to the next step. In our home-based atelier in Bali, the products are designed from the heart by our founding artist, who embraces the inspiration simply from her travels and daily life – beautiful natural landscape, kind-hearted people and drizzles at one sunny day are some parts of it.
In assembling materials, we make the most efficient cuttings and patterns as best as we can; respecting the elaborate making process of the barkcloth itself, as much as we strive for sustainable design principles by creating minimum waste in our production.
From prototype to final result, we optimally put our artisanal craftsmanship skills; creating authentic handmade barkcloth products for your daily use.