Embroidered heron pocket on square pieced bag with ikat batik from Bali

Embroidered heron pocket on square pieced bag with ikat batik from Bali

Approximate dimensions:

  • 13" from bottom corner to bottom corner

  • 12" from bottom corner to bottom of wooden ring

  • outer slip pocket approximately 5.5" square

  • inside zipper pocket approximately 8" square

GREAT BLUE (sold)    square tote

Framing Great Blue's central pocket is a beautiful ikat batik (brought back from Bali by a friend) in exotic layered hues of turquoise, maroon, gold, and silvery gray. The design of an ikat batik results from thread that is painstakingly resist-dyed before the cloth is woven.

Lines of deep gold Navajo-Churro yarn are couched along the edges of the ikat batik.

The adjustable fabric strap features hand-marbled wooden hardware.

Detail of embroidered heron motif shows the the tiny patterns that comprise it

Detail of embroidered heron motif shows the the tiny patterns that comprise it

How the Tote Got Its Name.  Great Blue is named for the Sue Coccia heron design on the central pocket. Look closely and you'll see the heron design is actually an intricate filigree of tiny riverside creatures  (otter, red-winged blackbird, salmon, turtle, dragonfly...), footprints and feathers. Coccia's work reflects her love of nature as well as her Native American heritage.