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Heart Weekend Bag
Handmade of old tanga's (100% cotton sail cloths) and painted in the mood of the motion. With 2 way zipper, waterresistant lining. Pocket inside for mobile, keys or wallet.

Size: ca. 40 x 70 cm

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Ali LAMU is the story of Daniela and Ali. Daniela Bateleur was born in Italy. After years of travelling throughout Africa, she arrived in Lamu, in the north east of Kenya. One day she was walking on the beach when a fisherman approached her asking for work. The sea was too rough to go fishing that day. Daniela said she did not have work for him, but that she was looking for used sailcloth’s of the local fishing boats (called Tanga in Swahili). She felt those old sails were artworks on its own, created by the wind, the salt water, the sun and the rain during all those years sailing the ocean. Ali, the fisherman, came back a few days later with a very old TANGA. So beautiful. The beige colour was amazing. Impossible to reproduce. The elements were the masters behind this artwork. Ever since Ali and Daniela create products from old sail cloths. Many more fishermen came asking for work and wanted to join the Ali Lamu team. So Daniela and Ali decided to give every fisherman a chance; sewing tanga’s, making handles for the bags, looking for recyclable material, smacking bear bottle caps and burning them, cutting sailcloth, making designs for cushions etc. After the products are finished they are transported on donkeys to the harbour and then shipped by boat to the mainland of Kenya.

Ali Lamu Weekend Bag Heart Red

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: recylced material, cotton, tanga, sailcloth
  • Feedback: 22 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Cape Town, South Africa
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