A beautiful shopper bag made of an unusual material – bulrush, also called cattail (Typha latifolia). Helena Rogala, our Queen of Cattail, will teach you how to make a bag like this step by step. See how this material is cut and what the shopper looks like.
Duration: 66 minutes
Production: Serfenta Association
Camera and editing: Krystian Pisowicz
Helena Rogala – Cattail Queen – one of the last remaining basket makers who weaves unique cattail bags for us. We have cooperated with Helena for 11 years. Along with her family, she cuts cattail manually in muddy ponds. Then she cleans the material uses it to weave her magic!
Helena’s bags are part of our offer thanks to our long-standing friendships formed during Serfenta’s basketry expeditions. By purchasing them, you support local Polish craft and Basketry Master Helena directly.
These products are part of our offer thanks to our long-standing friendships formed during Serfenta’s basketry expeditions. By purchasing them, you support local Polish craft and Polish Basketry Masters. You also support us – thanks to your order, we can organise basketry workshops. Come and join them!
What you will find in our shop:
0% mass production – all the items are one of a kind
tradition and modernity
products for a good, long life.
We draw inspiration from the vast experience of the best basket makers.
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