Wayan Bali Art Luxury Bag - Bali Jungle Protectors

$128.00 USD 

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Two original art pieces, painted on both sides of a truly sustainable luxury yet functional bag by Wayan Diana, one of two brothers in a well-known family of master painters in Batuan, Bali. Using the ancient Batuan black-and-white art technique with a fine brush, Wayan choose the theme of "Bali jungle protectors" to reflect his belief in the importance of spiritual connection and protection in our lives especially during challenging times like the global pandemic.

Please take a minute to read below the love story behind this masterpiece, A Love Story of Giving.

Nature

100% cotton painting canvas: Medium thickness 

Lining: Plant dyed cotton canvas

Design

  • Made for longevity with denim-thick stitching and long straps
  • Size: One size. Width: 12in * 30cm. Length: 15in * 38cm. Side seam : 6in * 16cm.
  • Care: Cold hand wash.  Mend when torn. 

A Love Story of Giving

Batuan village in Bali dates back from the 11th century. During the 1930's, American anthropologists Margaret Mead and British anthropologist Gregory Bateson were doing research in this area and gave the Batuan artists some art supplies. They wanted to see what the artists could create in the midst of social-cultural changes in Bali. Batuan artists presented their finely detailed work in "black ink on paper" reflecting their concerns for magic, power and rituals. Batuan's signature "black ink" art was born.
Enter brothers Ketut Sadia and Wayan Diana, today's famous master artists in Batuan, with art collectors investing in their exquisite and vibrant work on gigantic canvas. To preserve this artistic tradition, they give free art classes to village kids knowing that they could help blossom the future heir of this village treasure. That was pre-pandemic. The current pandemic stopped all that. 
One day in April 2021, as we were helping them with volunteer activities for the village kids, we all agreed - it's time for Sadia and Wayan to resume sharing their masterpiece to the world while sustaining their livelihood. Not on gigantic canvas, but on functional canvas bags so more art lovers can own a piece of their work. Love Stories made the elegant and strong bags using the same canvas fabric they use for painting. 

You become a donor

Every purchase supports a cause as we share 50% of our net proceeds to the community. Together we help underprivileged children get the quality education they deserve at the eco-school we support in Bali. Learn more about our school mission in the blog.

Aligning with UN SDG Goals

We take pride in contributing to at least six of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 4: Quality Education; Goal 5: Gender Equality; Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; Goal 14: Life Below Water; and Goal 15: Life on Land.

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