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Trance in Brown Handmade Brown Palm Leaf Clutch Handbag from Indonesia

Trance in Brown Handmade Brown Palm Leaf Clutch Handbag from Indonesia

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-278138

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

From Indonesian artisan Farica comes this natural- looking clutch handbag. To create the design, the artisan weaves together lontar palm leaves and polyester thread and dyes them brown. The interior of the stylish purse features a polyester lining and one zip pocket.

  • materials: Palm leaves; polyester lining
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Features a magnetic snap closure
6.5 in. H x 11.25 in. W x 0.6 in. D

Artisan Information

Farica

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My name is Farica Leni Kooswardani and I was born in 1991 in Yogyakarta. I was surrounded by temples and the river with trees that still surround me in my mind.

My friends describe me as a family girl and hard worker. The most peaceful place for me is my gazebo in the afternoon. There really is no place like home.

"There are many artistically and historically significant areas in my hometown. The center of town has a well-known monument. There is an active volcano in the north while the south has the Yogya court and a beautiful white sand beach.

"I'm very thankful to be Indonesian, since this country emphasizes respecting others and friendliness. Our different cultures are changing with the modern world, which is one of the many reasons I'm proud to be Indonesian.

"I was raised by humble parents, who worked hard. I'm thankful for my happy childhood and how my parents allowed me to make friends with anyone I chose. I mostly played with traditional toys on the riverbank with my friends. While I was in elementary school, I became a roller-blader and competed in different cities.

"I studied in my hometown from kindergarten to high school. When I graduated high school, my dad died of a heart attack. This was the most difficult time of my life, when it was hard to cope as an 18-year-old.

"I tried to stay strong and, while attending university, I began selling apparel in different towns. My business studies helped me become a good salesperson. I was also driven by a desire to not burden my family after my father's death.

"I learned to weave, craft and design by myself. I learned from other brilliant weavers, craftsmen and even my friends and applied their techniques to my own work. I create robes made from rayon, while my clutches are made from lontar and pandanus leaves.

"I got married at 23 and have a son we named Shevara, which means 'good fortune.' At first I thought that being a parent means we should teach our children everything we know, but really, it's our children who teach us how to express love, patience and happiness."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

Shipping

United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

Returns

All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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