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.