7 Variety of Traditional Indonesian Ethnic Bags

The beauty and uniqueness of Indonesian culture is not only found in the form of clothing, but also applied to an authentic Indonesian ethnic bag in the form of knitting, woven, and woven.
Make no mistake, this ethnic bag is able to capture the attention of accessory designers and fashionistas because of its unique, artsy design, which also reflects Indonesian culture. You can use this ethnic bag to use when traveling, OOTD, to shopping.

Curious as to what the beauty of these ethnic bags is? Come on, see the following article.

  1. Noken Michaelkors Outlet

This traditional bag from Papua which is included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list is made from the bark fiber of the Manduam tree and the Nawa tree (forest orchid). Noken as a container for carrying luggage has a philosophy as a symbol of a good life, peace, and fertility for the Papuan people. Uniquely, unlike ordinary bags that are slung over the shoulder, this bag is worn by slinging it on the head while the pouch hangs down to the back.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to follow the way of carrying a noken like the Papuan people, really! This bag is very suitable to be used as a reusable bag when shopping because it is very strong and can fit a lot of items. The price itself varies, ranging from Rp. 100 thousand to Rp. 500 thousand.

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Noken

2. Anjat and Dayak Beading Bag Tas Branded

Anjat is a woven bag made of rattan leather in the form of a tube that is used like a backpack from the Dayak tribe in East Kalimantan. There, this bag is used to store supplies when hunting or gardening. In addition to anjat, there are also rattan bags in the form of totes and baskets as well as ethnic beaded bags from the Dayak tribe which are very beautiful. You can use all the variations of this bag to go hangout, to the beach, as well as for shopping bags instead of plastic bags.

3. Koja

Here is another Indonesian ethnic bag that you can use instead of a regular tote bag when shopping. Koja bags from the Baduy Tribe are made from the bark of the teureup tree which is dried, cut into small pieces and then woven into thread.

Then the threads are knitted into a koja bag. Usually the Baduy use this bag to transport agricultural tools or carry equipment when traveling. The price of this bag varies depending on the size, which is Rp. 45 thousand to Rp. 100 thousand.

4. Sepu Sepatu Branded

This ethnic bag from the Toraja Tribe is usually used by Toraja women to attend the traditional Rambu Tuka’ (marriage), Rambu Solo’ (death) and Ma’rara Banua (home celebration) traditional parties. Usually these bags made from natural fibers and woven fabrics are used in pairs with traditional Toraja clothes.

Now, the sepu bag has become one of the typical Toraja souvenirs that are sought after by tourists at a price of around Rp. 400 thousand. Because the design has a colorful pattern, you can use a cousin bag when relaxing, traveling or even on vacation.

5. Lombok Woven Bags and Rattan Bags

Not only has tourist destinations with amazingly beautiful panoramas, in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara is also famous for the creations of woven ethnic bags and rattan bags as Lombok souvenirs that you must buy. Lombok woven bags are made of Lombok woven fabric which is shaped into a small to large sling bag and there is a short tassel decoration at the bottom of the bag. The combination of variations in weaving motifs and colors looks very beautiful.

Surely you are familiar, deh, with round and rectangular bags that are also found in Bali. The beginning of Lombok’s rattan bag making was inspired by a place to store ancestral jewelry in NTB which was only round in shape.

Then, a craftsman ketak / a type of fern plant has the idea to put upholstery in it and given a leather strap and hook. This bag for Rp. 145 thousand has even been exported to Brazil, Australia and the United States.

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