A tote bag with round handles featuring a traditional geometric pattern carefully woven using sea grass (locally known astikog).
Each bag is skillfully crafted by hand using traditional techniques. The natural materials used are harvested, washed, sun-dried, naturally dyed and woven by hand.
FEATURES Lined interior with pockets
MATERIALS Sea grass
SPECS Height 15.25 Width 17.75 Depth 5.5
The handmade nature of each piece allows for small variation in color, size and design. Natural fading may occur with regular use.
ABOUT THE MAKER Mat-weaving is a tradition that has been passed down in the Adona family for almost 20 years. The Bayong tote bag is made by a community of weavers organized by the Adonas from Samar Island in the Philippines. They reside in a town called Basey, one of the most heavily affected areas by Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Through support from local NGOs and small businesses, the mat-weaving industry is slowly being revived and livelihood of the weavers sustained.