“Unnecessarily beautiful” is how Henry Glassie* described the utilitarian baskets created by Appalachian folk artists. The idea of unnecessary beauty is one we take to heart at Folk Tote: You could carry your stuff around in a plastic grocery sack, but we hope Folk Tote bags take the extra step and satisfy something deep inside.
And maybe the beauty is necessary after all. Pablo Picasso said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” So while we're running all those dusty errands of daily life, maybe we give our souls a quick rinse by carrying an artful tote.
* Professor Emeritus of Folklore at Indiana University Bloomington