Inspired by the works of people of Ni'ihau, the Makaloa Signature Tote offers a style embedded in culture and a celebration of the creative brilliance of Polynesians in Hawai'i.
Makaloa (cyperus laevigatus) is a sedge that was woven into fine mats for the chiefly class. These mats were featured in the Hulia 'Ano: Inspired Patterns Collection at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
This handcrafted vegan leather medium tote bag is made with soft cognac vegan leather and light blue cotton. Coastal inspired and designed for an easy chic style to go from day to night. Able to fit your laptop and other goodies comfortably. Lovely shoulder bag for keeping your mobile business together, walking the city with your favorite person or toting those must need items on your daily errands. Reversible to reveal a classic, modern cognac vegan leather tote.
PETA-approved Vegan leather
Exterior: light blue patterned cotton blend & cognac leather bottom
Interior: solid cognac leather bottom
Hand cut, reinforced straps
Double capped gold rivets
Cotton black/white print
17" width x 13" height
Care: Wipe vegan leather with a damp cloth; Spot clean cotton
Ships in 7-10 business days
Handmade | A tree planted with every purchase
"When Polynesians first came to Hawai'i, they observed their world and created patterns and designs relevant to that period. Later generations saw new things in the environment, and their interactions with other people on the islands, and the introduction of new materials and Western ideas, also created new observations and patterns.." - Marques Hanalei Marzan, Bishop Museum