Lisa - Yellow (JK1103)
Lisa is a tote style bagPockets
Jute and Kalamkari printed cotton
Spot clean with mild detergent
Jute is a natural and sustainable plant fiber that grows in northeast India without the use of fertilizers and pesticides. The fiber is extracted from the stem of the jute plant by retting in water streams. The extracted fiber is then sun dried to become soft golden fiber. The fiber is then spun into strong threads and woven into a fabric. The fabric is vat dyed in custom colors and sun dried before it is ready to be crafted into GreenJute bags.
Kalamkari printed cotton:
Kalmakari is an ancient art of fabric printing using vegetable dyes. The printing is done using wooden blocks chiselled from teak wood by master craftsmen. This complex and highly skilled art of printing fabric is practiced by certain families in Andhra Pradesh, India. Pomegranate peel, iron scrap, turmeric, Jaggrey, salt etc are used to make the vegetable dyes. The cloth is soaked in Myrabalam Juice before printing. After printing each color the fabric is boiled using leaves, flowers and barks and sundried to resume printing. The printed fabric is finally washed in the flowing waters of river Krishna. The flow of the water determines the brightness of the colors. The fabric is then sun-dried and ready to be crafted into GreenJute bags.
Small smudges and other minor Imperfections are normal and a testimony to the fact that the printing is entirely done by hand.