The new range of sling bags is curvy, trendy and high on utility. Handloomed Banana fibre fabric with beige has been teamed with kalamkari fabric.Â The inside lining of the bag is made using cotton fabric.Â It has a magnetic closure on the flap (a coconut shell button on it). Inside the clutch you will find a side zip pouch to keep your valuables.
The centrepiece of this craft is the bark of the banana plant. The artisans from Chitradurga, Karnataka collect the banana bark of the well-matured banana trees. Then the bark is split into strips and it is treated with water to make it smooth and supple. Then the pith is separated from the fiber. This fiber is hooked to the spinning wheel to make the yarn. Nine women can work on the wheel at a time. The yarn thus made is used to make banana fiber products.Some are made in the handloom. While some are hand woven using the banana fiber yarn.