Metallic Block Print Coin Purse (Set of 4, Assorted)
Metallic and simplified geometric and floral patterns bring a modern look to block printing in this set of 4 assorted coin purses. Sets will always include a black coin purse and a white coin purse, with other possible colors being: dark teal, dark pink, mint, blue, and pink. A gold zipper closure and gold tassel accentuate the metallic detail on coin purses, while providing a secure closure, and easy open. These small bags can hold a phone, keys, small accessories, money, cards and more- Making organization pretty, modern, and easy.
cotton, metal zipper
|Item code: SEBG 539
Funds Community Development
|Dimensions: 5.75" x 4"
A revered art form native to Rajasthan, India, block printing is a painstaking process of labor-intensive steps that require mastery, especially in wood-block carving. Each color gets its own block and intricate designs can take several carvers days to create. Fabric is prepped with a mixture of herbs to make it absorbent for natural dyes extracted from plants, minerals and flowers. Artisans press the carved wood block with wet dye onto fabric and reapply at precise spots for pattern continuation. When the pattern is complete, the printed fabric is washed or boiled for the final color to come to surface. The color changes throughout the process — shade variations can be dramatic depending on a fabric’s exposure time in sunlight while drying. Due to their limited production batches, every piece has a distinctively handmade, unique and rich feel.
Matt Boomie's block print artisan partners live in scattered rural villages that are challenged by poverty and lack of infrastructure in their isolated communities. There are few opportunities for jobs in this desert region, where the climate is too dry for agriculture. Most artisans live in mud huts and some do not have electricity. We partner with an organization that focuses on economic, social and environmental upliftment for these communities and provides development solutions such solar power, education and health care.