Handwoven tais bag
Handwoven traditional Timorese tais bag
Cotton and Polyester
Dimensions: 17.5cm wide x 26cm long
Tais cloth is a form of traditional weaving by the women of Timor-Leste. Tais is a cultural fabric and an essential part of the nation’s cultural heritage, tais weavings are used for ceremonial adornment, home decor and personal apparel.
Using mostly cotton threads, the cloth is created during the island’s dry season, almost entirely by hand. A single tais can take anywhere from several days to a year, depending on the complexity of design and variety of colors used.
Dyes are used to create bright colors in the tais; these are mixed from plants like taun, kinur, and teka. Other dyes are derived from mango skin, potato leaf, cactus flowers, and turmeric.
This bag is great as a coffee bag, for your AeroPress or iPad or just as a beautiful gift.
In purchasing this tais bag, you are directly impacting:
Kor Timor — A Micro Enterprise developed to train and employ local unemployed women and youth in manufacturing, business and necessary related skills.
WithOneSeed — Profits from your purchase will go toward reducing carbon in the atmosphere, returning forests to their natural state and helping to end poverty and hunger in one of the worlds poorest regions.