Pari Desai craft: Artisan hand-weaving
Our Circular Market Totes were woven in The Philippines of the finest grade of abacà fiber. A tree-like herb similar to the banana tree in appearance, abacà is a sustainable resource due to it's short growth cycle to maturity and ability to prevent soil erosion. The raw fiber is harvested and dried then woven with technical and creative expertise by a master weaver.
Weaving has been an important part of filipino culture for generations of artisans with textiles, clothes, hats and baskets woven from abacà, pineapple, cotton and bark since before spanish colonization.