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Produced by Cai Shi Wei, the bamboo craftsman and founder of Tian She Bamboo Weaving Development Association from Taiwan.
Bamboo and leather mingle into one fine art piece. The tote bag makes an ideal carrier for everyday use.
Size: 362 x 214 x 278 mm
Located in Chiayi, Taiwan, Tian She Zhuang (天赦庄) was once famous for its bamboo baskets. Bambooware has been replaced by plastic and paper in the 1980s, which led to the diminishing of the industry.
With the demand of emerging market, Master Cai Shi Wei, the director of Tian She Zhuang Bamboo Weaving Development Association, has bring the bamboo cage technology to move towards the idea of exquisite workmanship. Skillful masters are hired to design bamboo baskets and backpacks, as well as encouraging elderly in the villages to participate, boosting the local economy.
The artisan applied triangle weave technique, crossed and interacted three bamboo strips into one triangular hole. It is often to see this skill being adopted on round objects, bottoms and lids. For triangle weave, the strips used are usually flat and cut in the same width.