Black Mini Kawung Hand-stamped Batik Mask
Pink & Purple Hand-stamped Swirls Batik Mask
Turquoise Kawung Hand-stamped Batik Mask
[10% of sales proceeds donated to Migrant Workers' Assistance Fund]
This reusable 3-ply face mask is made with hand-stamped batik and 100% cotton inner lining. The mask can be hand-washed and line-dried to be reused over and over.
As part of the makers' conscious-design process, the elastic is not sewn directly onto the mask, and can be replaced in the future to extend the lifespan of the mask. This creation is a collaboration with Indonesian artisans who maintain a traditional slow craft process.
Note: You will receive a mask with the same fabric design but the motif print may not be exactly as pictured. This is a handmade product, there may be slight differences in measurements.
About the design
This is a variation of the traditional "Kawung" motif which was inspired by attap seeds (sugar palm fruit seeds). The traditional design has four connected ovals where the centres are aligned diagonally to repeat and tessellate throughout the fabric. The motif represents a human being going through different life stage: East (a fresh beginning, like the sunrise), South (representing a pinnacle of things, the Equator), West (peace and stability, like the sunset), and North (returning to the Creator).
The hand-stamped batik is a labour-intensive work of love. When you wear a hand-stamped batik mask, you are wearing a message of devotion to traditional craft.
About Bamboo Straw Girl:
Bamboo Straw Girl is an earth-minded lifestyle brand focused on a conscious way of living. Starting with just bamboo straws in 2014, this social enterprise now offers a full line of hand-made zero waste products. For Mel, the "Bamboo Straw Girl", straws are light-hearted way of starting serious conversations about eco habits and single-use plastics, of challenging people to realize that their little actions add up.
Bamboo Straw Girl works directly with independent South East Asian makers to create their nature-inspired products with a keen focus on waste-reduction. All products are low-impact, with little to no by-products or discarded materials in the production process.
Bamboo Straw Girl - Handmade Face Masks
Handwash / in a netted bag in washing machine
(when folded in half)