Bali Rattan Bags have become a worldwide trend. They're beautifully handcrafted, and can be found in various shapes and sizes. Their natural golden brown color and leather buckle + strap make them the perfect bag to add a bohemian touch to any outfit.
While authentic Bali Bags are handmade and come from Indonesia, this popular trend has led to many knock-off "Bali Bags" emerging from factories in China. While these bags may appear to be a more cost-friendly option, they are not produced using sustainable or ethical methods like authentic Bali Bags, and are simply feeding the "fast fashion" problem.
In this post we will be speaking only about how authentic Bali rattan bags are made.
Traditionally Bali Bags come from East Bali. At Tribükn, we work directly with small families of artisans who have been handcrafting these bags for generations.
The process of making one bag takes about one month of work! First, the Ata stem is divided into 4 parts and braided in multiple ways to create unique patterns.
Once woven, they are dried in the sun for several days. They are then smoked on coconut shells, which gives them their beautiful golden natural color and makes them more resistant.
Next, the leather strap and closure are attached, and the traditional Batik fabric is sewn onto the interior.
And lastly... they are delivered to the hands of the customer!
Interested in getting one for yourself or as a gift? Check out our shop Tribükn to find the perfect one for you!