Each year we make Sankranthi bags so you don’t have to distribute ellu bella or the ensemble in plastic.
This year we are trying to help out the Kurumba community by incorporating their hand painting on our bags. Their paintings depicts scenes from their lives so each bag has a story.
Buying these bags has many benefits.
- You help us support more women who make these bags in their homes.
- You support the Kurumba community who are hand painting on these bags.
- You don’t use plastic bags that is one time use and throw.
- You use cotton bags that can be used many times over as they are washable and reusable
- You look cool 😎
This combo listing is for 5 drawstring pouches for ellu bella and 5 tambulam bags that are hand painted (assorted) by an indigenous tribe of The Nilgiris – the Kurumbas.
Their names is said to be derived from the Tamil word for mischief “Kurumbu”. Historically they played the role of sorcerers and priests not only for their own tribe but also for other Nilgiri tribes but, today the closest they come to sorcery is in their fine knowledge of medicinal plants. Their art form is believed to be more than 3000 yrs old but, is in desperate need of revival. In these paintings, they depict scenes from their daily life.
Dimension: Approx. 9inches (Wide) by 14 inches (height) for the tambulam bags and Approx. 4inches (wide) by 5inches (height) for the ellu bella pouches.
Please Note: These bags are hand cut and handmade hence, each piece is unique. Kindly allow for 1-2 cms of error
🧵100% Cotton: These bags are made of 100% cotton, eco-friendly, unbleached, and biodegradable fabric so safe to use for you and for the environment as well. Cotton bags are much more sustainable, nice and practical than plastic bags.
🧵Durable and Sturdy: These cotton fabric bags are durable and of fine quality. They are easy to wash and you can reuse them and avoid hundreds and thousands of plastic bags.
🧵Light Weight: Cotton bags are light weight and foldable so they are easy to carry while travelling. Helps organise your belongings.