Indonesia - Ata Bags
IT ALL STARTS WITH THE ATA PLANT
The Ata plant is separated into smaller, thin strands, allowing them to be more flexible. These thin strands are intertwined around stronger, more sturdier strands of ata to form the basic shape of the bag. Once the bags have been fully woven, which can take a skilled artisans up to one month to complete, they are boiled in water and left out to dry in the sun.
Once dried, the bags are smoked in an oven over coconut shell chippings which condition and strengthens the bag and also give it a natural brown finish. Some of our bags are dyed different colours using natural dyes.