Kin Mini Bag India
DISCOVER THE JOURNEY OF THE COLLECTION STARTING FROM THE STORY OF THE FABRICS
The collection Kin bag India is composed of eight handmade unique pieces. It’s our way of making kin and sharing stories. The bags are handmade putting together memories and fabrics of vintage sari collected by Eleonora during her trip through the central south area of India. A moment of sharing able to become a bag, a path from India to Liligutt Shop.
This journey has been an adventure through trains, people, sensations and a multitude of smells. The trip’s main purpose has been the possibility to take part in an international project organized by the voluntary association “Youth action for peace” to carry out a solidarity kids program. Eleonora has worked with an international group of people in rural villages on the Mangalore hills. After this unique experience, the trip has been continuing toward the southern area of India, without a fixed schedule but just exploring places and meeting people. The energy of India reveals itself through the exploration of the unknown and unforeseen, unveiling more than you can imagine.
KIN MINI BAG
The starting point is the fabric collected in India many years ago by Eleonora and shared for this collaboration project in the name of kin. The mini bags are completely handmade and the drawstring closing is made from handmade twisted cotton.
WHERE AND WHEN
Starting from September 2003
Six weeks in south India
Tamil Nadu and Karnataka regions: Madras, Mangalore, Madikeri, Mysore, Bangalore, Mamallapuram, Chennai.
KITH AND KIN
Here are some of Eleonora’s travel companions during the trip. The backpack to carry her first solitary journey (and in retrospect the first of a long series). Then the emotional idea of the last vacation before starting her working life. Not least of all the unfailing holiday book Cuccette per signora by Anita Nair.
Special thanks to our friend Eleonora for sharing the fabrics as inspiration and the starting point of this project, for giving us the recollection of her experience, the vibes of people and places, and the original photos of her Indian journey.