Ikog Bag

$135$138

Silk “tails” are woven into abacá-silk by skilled Aklanon hands. Abacá, a species of the banana plant native to the Philippines, lends a wonderful, warm sheen to silk. Fully-lined with organza. *Straps have been updated and made longer than pictured (7.5″ drop vs. 6″ drop).

 

 

Stalks of the Abacá plant are sliced, scraped, and sun-dried, after which the finest fibers are segregated and woven into cloth. Previously used to make rope for ships, it is water-resistant and known to be the strongest of all natural fibers. Handloom weaving is the oldest industry in Aklan, Philippines. Although it is a big part of local culture, it is a time-consuming practice, and interested youth have become few and far between.


10% of proceeds will go to our chosen non-government organization. For more information, see here.

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DIMENSIONS

Approx.
12″ width

14″ height

7.5″ strap drop (thin)

 

CARE

Spot clean or handwash in mild soapy water.  
To dry, slip in between a towel to absorb excess water or gently squeeze; do not wring.
Dry flat or air dry. 

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