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This beautiful mat bag is named for Alchi, a hamlet high in the Indian Himalayas. Alchi is home to a small, 900-year old Buddhist monastery. This temple complex has some of the best-preserved examples of Buddhist art, from walls covered with hundreds of small seated Buddhas to weathered paintings of ikat fabric decorating the ceilings. A coveted commodity along Asia’s great Silk Road, the skill and time required to dye and weave ikat is so revered in some cultures it is believed the cloth is imbued with magical powers.
Distressed ikat 100% cotton fully lined bag digitally printed in orange, purple, gold tones and detailed with orange diamond stitching; learn about the meaning of orange in Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh faiths. Generously sized to fit most mats; adjustable strap slide, piping, button pocket, zipper closure. Adorned with a hand-crafted tassel.
Details & Care
- 26”L x 7” diameter across base of bag
- 100% cotton; fully lined
- zipper closure
- adjustable strap
- outer pocket with button closure
- made in India
- machine wash, line dry; for best results, dry clean