Handmade paptu purses by Kraho.
A unique shaped created under the ancient ways of the Kraho wisdom. The Kraho call themselves Mehim. They have many rituals, some short, linked to individual life crises or to occasional collective initiatives. Longer ones are associated with the annual agricultural cycle, the planting and harvesting of corn and sweet potatoes.
Please note size, shape and color can differ a bit than in the pictures. Every bag is handmade and therefore unique.
Super-strong Buriti fiber. Light though weaved to support heavy weight this unique looking basket shows forest technology in it’s best.
Handmade by the Kraho. They live in the northeaster part of the state of Tocantins, in the Kraho India Indigenous Land. Brought to us by Incausa.
Incausa collaborates with artisans, villages, and associations of eight different native ethnicities in the Amazon. Acting as a non-profit patron, subsidizing logistics and production. And developing sustainable retail and wholesale market-placements.
‘Indigenous art represents to the native people of the Amazon Basin an opportunity to preserve an integral livelihood and an alternative to industries that threaten to undermine these communities. The work of these artisans represents a connection to their ancestry that spans millenniums, with the power to create a dialogue between different cultures and break a cycle of prejudice and discrimination.’