Earthy, simple yet bold, our Barkcloth Phone Pouch is a perfect keep-and-carry to hold your mobile phone, cash, cards, even to store your passport when travel.
- 1 main pocket with a pull-up system.
- 1 front slip pocket
- 1 rear slip pocket
L 18 x W 11 cm (7 x 5 in)
- Beaten-barkcloth ethically sourced and made of native malo tree bark. Handmade by our mother barkcloth artisans in Bada Valley, Central Sulawesi.
- Naturally-dyed with Symplocos leaf and Belleric (Terminalia Bellirica) fruit pods.
- Pure linen lining.
- Coconut shell button.
Bada Valley, Poso, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Duration of Making Process: 36 days
Cinta Bumi Artisans' barkcloth goods are made out of ethically-sourced tree barks originated from Bada Valley, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The tree barks are harvested in accordance with season, weather and local custom, using the right technique so that it does not harm the environment.
The intricate barkcloth-making process includes sap cleaning, boiling for hours (for certain types of plants), fermentation in banana leaf-wrap for several days, continuous pounding/beating processes (to embed, stretch, soften, strengthen and spruce the fibers), air-drying, and non-heat ironing by using flat-wood. Some special-intended barkcloth, such as for wedding attires, are even more intricate as they require special method of natural dyeing and hand-painting process for a luxury touch in the finish piece.
The finish barkcloth sheets are then processed to the next step. Mindfully designed, we make the most efficient cuttings and patterns as best as we can; respecting the elaborate making process of the barkcloth itself, as much as striving for sustainable design principles by creating minimum waste in our production. From prototype to final result, we optimally put our artisanal craftsmanship skills; creating authentic handmade barkcloth goods for your daily use.
• Store your barkcloth good(s) in a dust bag. Avoid storing in plastic bag to allow the barkcloth to breathe.
• Use dry and soft cloth to clean the barkcloth when exposed to dirt and dust; whilst most grease, oil stains and ink marks are unfortunately non-removable and should be left alone.
• Though the natural sap/gel from the treebark strengthened and twined each fibre to another through its long and intricate making process, it is highly recommended to avoid extreme contact with water for the best use and performance. If any contact with water happens, air dry it in the shade.
• Barkcloth is a natural material. Slight discoloration, scratches, or change in texture may be visible. These small inconsistencies in your barkcloth should not be considered a defect but rather add to the beauty and uniqueness of your goods.