Baule Zipper Pouch I

  • Our Baule Zipper Pouch is perfectly sized for life on-the-go. It features an authentic, vintage Baule textile on the outside from the Cote d’Ivoire, and is lined on the inside with colorful, handmade block print fabric from Rajasthan, India. Each zipper pouch features a unique section of the total textile and no two are exactly like. If you have a specific style preference, please send us an email indicating your choice after you place your order. 

    Artisans in the Cote d’Ivoire weave long, narrow cotton strips of fabric on a standing pedal loom before sewing them together to form larger panels. These textiles are often worn as a wrap skirt and used in cultural ceremonies such as the reception of visitors. A vibrant pop of color in the form of hand-embroidered neon threads offer a unique and colorful finishing touch.

    To create the block print lining fabric, artisans in Rajasthan, India carve the block, mix natural dyes and press each piece onto a long strip of cloth to create a complex and layered pattern. This art form requires an incredibly steady hand and a precise, repetitive movement to execute a master-level block print. Our block print textiles are made entirely by hand by a family of artisans who have been printing for multiple generations.

    Each textile has a specific history to tell about cultural heritage and the artisan handmade process. Our Baule Zipper Pouch is a stylish and functional way to stay organized on your travels – whether they are around the globe or across town.

  • This zipper pouch is 8” x 6.” The outside features an authentic, vintage Baule textile from the Cote d’Ivoire. It is lined with handmade block print fabric from India. Due to its entirely handmade creation process, no two pouches are exactly the same. Minor imperfections may be visible that speak to the handmade process and tell the story of its creator. Designs may differ slightly from piece to piece. Please Contact Us if you have any specific needs or questions.

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