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.
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.