Saraye Tatami Style Purse: Xuan Model
Crafted (under the trade name Baskets of Cambodia) from Mekong River grasses by artisan families that have been practicing their skills for decades, the grass stalks are harvested, hand-dyed and then woven into the beautiful tatami fabric color and texture combinations that distinguish these well-made purses from their imitators.
The Xuan purse is noted for its innovative blend of Western and Asian design elements. The purse is approximately 9 and one-half inches tall, 13 inches across, and 4 inches wide at its base. The purse features satin rope straps and numerous interior pockets as well as a removable interior base plate for maximum portability.
Saraye purses are produced under strict Fair Trade practices (meaning the purchase and sale of good produced by indigenous entrepreneurs who themselves must adhere to fair trade principles in their business practices, only selling products at a fair price sufficient to provide a living wage to the producers).