KIDS OF THE UNIVERSECollection KOTU-BAGS
Through travelling in Indonesia and meeting new people, I felt so connected to the local people.
We didn’t speak the same language, we didn’t have the same religion, we grew up in a total different society, but I felt so strongly that we are all one.
Planets, mother earth, the sun, animals, nature and mankind are connected with each other.
To celebrate this beautiful fact, I connected different worlds together through craftmanship.
Creating beautiful ffairtrade bags made of Ikat (traditional Indonesian textiles) by Indonesian handcrafted people for the Dutch market.
The KOTU-Bag connects the two worlds with each other and celebrates that every individu is a KID OF THE UNIVERSE.
SIDENOTE: Reflecting back on this project made me feel a bit uncomfortable. Keeping kolonial power relations alive? Or can I think like; I payed them well (above average), so I helped them earning their wages nicely?
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