Borsa Alessia is a handmade bag from Puglia. She is 38 cm wide, 38 cm high including her handles and 12 cm deep. Dimensions may differ a few centimetres because it is a handmade product. The bag comes with a dust bag to store it and to use as an extra sack in your bag.
Around 1880 the women in Salento started with the art of weaving a special kind of reed by hand to make baskets for everyday use to contain olives and cheese. In critical periods these products were a valuable medium of exchange. Unfortunately, around 100 years later the interest in woven reeds declined because of the advent of plastic. At this time there are not a lot of women left who dedicate themselves to the art of manual weaving and the sector is on the verge of disappearance.
This collection will consist of small drops because we respect our makers and nature. It takes a few days to create a bag, so we want to give our makers enough time to create. The size of the collection also depends on how many reed there is each year. Sometimes we have a smaller harvest and then we adapt to that. The items in the collection can change every drop. We try to repeat the popular styles, but also let our makers create what they feel like making.
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