WHO: yulius

WHERE: kalimantan

TRADE: rattan woven bags

Yulius is from the island of Kalimantan, Indonesia, where they are known for their rattan weavings. Their weavings and patterns use ancient techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. Each pattern is unique, and in his words, woven from the artisan’s creativity, heart, and mind. There were limited opportunities to sell their work in his hometown, so Yulius moved to Bali about 10 years ago to open up a shop that could sell his family’s work. By partnering with Yulius, he is able to continue providing jobs for his extended family and preserve the unique tradition of their island.

"Bag weaving comes from the artisans' creativity, hearts, and minds." - Yulius