Large tote bag with a drawstring closure and cotton lining, made from banana fibre and unbleached cotton yarn - hand-crocheted by the women in Kabini.
Coarse to touch and earthy to feel, the fibrous texture of banana plant fibre is symbolic of resilience and adaptability.
Banana fibre, usually discarded to rot as agricultural waste, has a natural sheen to its texture. It is durable and has a high moisture absorption quality.
From the process of making the rope to doing the crochet and finishing the product, every step is made by hand and with no electricity or machinery. A time consuming process, that requires skill and craftsmanship - the entire process takes around 5-7 days.
ಬೇರು | Béru Inspired by tropical living, Kaiyare's new collection of banana fibre bags are hand-crocheted by the women of Kabini.
One of the few waste-negative brands in the country, Kaiyare (stands for made by hand) celebrates the very process of making products by hand. Their products include hand-crocheted bags, upcycled footwear, wallets and home decor accessories.
Your order will be shipped in 15 working days.
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