Ocellus  tote mixes Indonesian batiks with hand-marbled fabric. Fabric folding, tucking, couching, and embroidery add texture.

Ocellus tote mixes Indonesian batiks with hand-marbled fabric. Fabric folding, tucking, couching, and embroidery add texture.

Ocellus 

Ocellus is a roomy triangular tote bag with a large zippered pocket on its interior.  The bag mixes Indonesian batiks with several pieces of hand-marbled fabric, two of which are pleated and tucked. Extensive embroidery adds further surface texture.

Several lines of couched fibers are also present. Along with the rust-colored roving (unspun wool) are golden strands of Navajo Churro yarn. The Navajo-Churro is a heritage sheep breed that came to New Mexico from Spain in the 1500s.

Churro yarn is used extensively in Navajo weaving.  The Churro yarn found in this bag was hand-dyed over a traditional fire pit in New Mexico.

Ocellus
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Detail of surface texture on tote bag: hand embroidery and tucks on hand-marbled fabric. Couched golden Navajo-churro yarn near bottom.

Detail of surface texture on tote bag: hand embroidery and tucks on hand-marbled fabric. Couched golden Navajo-churro yarn near bottom.

Detail of tucks and embroidery on tote bag's hand-marbled fabric.

Detail of tucks and embroidery on tote bag's hand-marbled fabric.