Posted by Bali ELF on November 19, 2013
We just released our new very special collection of one-of-a-kind Ikat clutches - Sumba. Timeless Ikat.
Each clutch is a hybrid of the oldest weaving traditions and modern design.They are handmade from the combination of authentic hand-woven sumbanese Ikat and genuine leather.
What is Ikat? Ikat fabric are made by a method of tie-dyeing yarn before the fabric is woven. Dyes are traditionally handmade from local plants and minerals. Some pieces take months, even years, to complete the dyeing process using some natural substances. When the dyed yarns are combined a unique and intricate pattern is created.
We travelled all the way to Eastern Sumba and handpicked each piece of fabric for this collection. There are maximum 5 similar clutches made from the same piece of fabric but non of them are exactly the same.
20% of sales from this collection will go directly to Philippine Red Cross to support the victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda.
Special thanks to the amazing team who made this photo shoot happen: Photographer: Amrita, Model: Victoria Zhuzha, MUA and hair: Antonina Dmitrieva, Stylist: Sofia Selina, Clothes: SKS simpleconceptstore