LARAS bags are hand-woven bags made by Indonesian artists. The cloths we use for the bags are the beautiful Indonesian textile Ikat.
A cloth with a soul
The authentic Indonesian textile Ikat produced by local Indonesian weavers are true pieces of art, woven thread by thread. It takes around 45 steps to bring life to the cloth, which can take a month up to a year. Such as the spinning of the yarn, making the design and the dyeing of the threads. The cloths are known for their complex dyeing process. By binding bundles of thread before it's submerged in to the dye bath, the dye adheres only on the pieces of thread who are not covered by the bindings. For every colour this process is been repeated and that creates the motifs and the design. Then the threads are being woven into cloths, the result: a cloth with a soul.
Every Ikat cloth is unique with her own colours and design. They all tell a beautiful story, stories about the most precious things in the weaver's life.
Indonesian family and friends
All LARAS bags are made of hand-woven fabrics from our friends, the Indonesian artists . We select the cloths one by one directly from the weaver, so each bag is unique. Some of the cloths are family pieces, donated by my Indonesian oma Oetje (grandma). My talented aunt Atiet who lives in Indonesia sews the bags with much love and dedication.
Sustain the Indonesian Ikat textile
These amazing women produce cloths that are not only beautiful but also ensouled by their craftsmanship and dedication.
LARAS helps sustain the long tradition of ikat weaving in Indonesia. Ikat-weavers want to keep weaving and create a more steady income from their Ikat textiles. They are proud of their weaving skills, and want you to have the possibility to stand out in style with their work of art. Show your support to the artists of Indonesia and the art they produce. Be part of the movement!