This gorgeous hand woven panda bag made in Philippines has been hand painted by artist Ruby Quinn, with bird of paradise - a symbol of faithfulness, love, and thoughtfulness
Materials used: Panda leaves, wood handle and Geena Fabric for lining
Looking after this native bag is as easy as just making sure it is kept in a well-ventilated room. Keep it clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth. To keep the shine, wipe it with a bit of flax seed oil, coconut oil or olive oil. A little goes a long way.
About Pandan bags
Pandan bags are made of wild pandanus leaves and grow abundantly in Philippines as well as other Asian countries. For centuries, the Pilipino people have been weaving the wild pandanus leaves and turning them into beautiful baskets, bags and other forms of hand crafted items
To transform pandan leaves into a stylish bag, first the harvested pandan leaves are cleaned and the thorns are removed. They are then cut into the preferred size, depending on the thickness required. The cut leaves are boiled for about 30 minutes to get rid of the sap, then dried without sunlight to avoid the leaves from rolling up
After being left for six hours, the leaves are soaked in plain water for another 4 hours. Then they go through a whitening process by drying in the sun. After this the leaves maybe colored as per requested . Then they are woven into the preferred patterns, styles and different shapes. Hope you enjoyed learning about the process.
H-16” , L – 17”, W-5.5”