Wednesday 28 April 2010

Natural Dango Strap

Just to keep you all in touch with our 2010 collection's gradual upload. 
Today's upload are these cute straps. 
Named after Japanese rice flour dumplings, these beautifully coloured straps are made up of three felted woolen balls that have been naturally dyed. Because the felting process uses an alkaline soap, we dyed pre-felted wool. The cord has been braided using Himalayan nettle twine and finished off with a single bodhi seed. These seeds are steeped in tradition and represent spiritual promise and possibility.

The overall length of each strap averages 15cm with an average loop length of 5cm.
With five different colour combinations to choose from, these straps can be used to decorate anything from key chains to mobile phones.