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About this item: A colorful bird wings across this beautiful handbag from Wahyu Sulistiani. Created in batik on cotton, the sawunggaling motif depicts the king’s favorite rooster, which is a symbol of Javanese beauty and power. Lavish beadwork is applied by hand, and the roomy bag opens to reveal a convenient inner pocket.
- Features a zipper closure
- Dry clean only
- Hand-crafted item — color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
About our Artist: People know me as someone who is always keen to learn new things and new techniques. I was born on June 1st, 1973 in Bojonegoro, East Java and I come from a loving family who taught me that I must work hard if I want to succeed in life. Now I am married and we have a lovely daughter. In 2000, after graduating from high school, I worked at a hotel in Singaraja for a couple of years. Still trying to look for a better life, I moved to Denpasar where I met Ms. Yumiko, a Novica featured artisan, and I began to work at her batik workshop. I wasn’t only working, I was also learning how to make top quality batik, as well as how to contact suppliers and how to sell. One of my greatest learning experiences was when Ms Yumiko received a large order through Novica. We had to apply ourselves, be smart, calculate pricing and time. We got to know what we were capable of achieving considering the time we had to complete the order! I was so happy when we received this order though, because it meant a good financial bonus to take home for my family. Now I have my own small batik workshop, where I specialize in handbags, cushion covers and table runners. I detail them with beads,…
- Authentic: an original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
- Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
- NOVICA works with Wahyu Sulistiani to craft this item.
- Exceptional Quality: crafted with care to be treasured as a keepsake for many years to come.
- Product info: 100% cotton, plastic beads. Cotton lining