This Mengkuang Mermaid was expertly handwoven by artisans part of a women's village cooperative in Terengganu, on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Artisans harvest the leaves of the Mengkuang plant and cut them into strips, dyeing and drying these strips in an elaborate 11-step process. Only then are the Mengkuang strips handwoven into this beautiful bag.
The finer the weave, the more time it takes, and the more skilled an artisan has to be. Kelarai is a fine weaving technique which...View full product details