Woven cattail tote bag

Perfect for the beach, picnic, or shopping

€ 49,00
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You can take this large bag with long handles to the beach or an outdoor picnic. You will love its shape and size! The long handles will be of use when you shop at a local food market. Its natural colour goes well with every summer outfit.

 

Cattail (also known as bulrush) is an extraordinary material: waterproof, ultralight, and extremely durable. It will be safe both on the sand and on the grass – and it’s so easy to clean! It is definitely one of a kind, woven locally by Polish craftspeople. Basketry Master Helena cuts every leaf manually and then carefully weaves the bags. 

 

We can offer this bag to you thanks to our long-standing friendships formed during Serfenta’s basketry expeditions. By purchasing it, you support local Polish craft and Basketry Master Helena directly. 

You can choose elegant lining for your bag. The fabric is double-sided (patterned/plain).

It can be easily removed, washed, or replaced.  

Material: cattail (bulrush). 

 

The bag is 100% handmade, so the dimensions may vary by 1 or 2 cm.  

 

Height 50 cm 
Length 27 cm 
Base width 17 cm 
Handle length 62 cm 

 

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Helena Rogala

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!  

 

Take a look at the cutting process!  

Join the only cattail weaving workshop at Serfenta this year!  

Meet Helena Rogala as you stay at home – buy a tutorial DVD and see how the bag is made

 

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. 

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