The Story Behind My Favorite Round Woven Bag



Today I want to share my new favorite purse with all of you. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I wear this woven, round ata bag almost every day. It is the perfect size for daily use and it fits all of the essentials (phone, wallet, sunglasses, lipstick, etc.)!

Just to preference this is not a sponsored post. I purchased this purse here. I quickly fell so in love with the bag that I reached out to Sasi Paradise to learn more about what goes into creating these hand woven bags.

The Story Behind The Artisan Crafted Bag

When I first began my search for a round woven purse I thought I would be able to find it on large retail site because of how popular the design is currently. However, I was wrong! I could only find these bags sold on places like Etsy and Zibbet. The reason being is because these bags are made my highly skilled artisans in the villages of East Bali.

The villagers inherited their weaving skills from generation to generation. The materials itself is ata grass that growings in the jungle of Bali, Lombok, and the surrounding islands.


The Process

The process of creating and weaving the ata bags is very time consuming, each bag takes a woman one week to make. After the women finished weaving they smoke the bags with a kind of wood that makes it stronger and prevents damage from insects. It will give the bag smokey smells but it will disappear within time. When I first received my bag it reminded me of a smoky campfire! This one was of the main reasons I reached out to Sasi Paradise.

After that, the bags are left out to dry in the sun and then they add the lining with assorted printed fabrics and also put the leather strap and the clasp.

Here are photos of the process:

The Story behind the trending woven round purse - Trending for Fall - by @Allisonnkelleyy

Shop all of Sasi Paradise’s artisan crafted bags here.


And the best part…at Sasi Paradise they do the fair trade with these amazing Artisans.

The Story behind my favorite woven round purse - Trending for Fall - by @Allisonnkelleyy

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Disclaimer – This post is not sponsored, images and information about the process were provided by Sasi Paradise.
The Story behind the trending woven round purse - Trending for Fall - by @Allisonnkelleyy


  1. Obsessed with these purses lately.

  2. Ray says:

    I like purchases with a bit of sentimental value. They’re the best.

  3. fashNcurious says:

    Such a cute bag! I like your dress too!

  4. Ivy Mae says:

    Oh my! Love the story behind these purses!

    xo Ivy Mae

  5. Debbie says:

    I love the woven handbag! The fact that the shape is so unique – the circular pattern is so cute! I want one too!

  6. Noelle says:

    Wow! What a great read the process was so interesting. and a cute bag!

  7. Gabbi Hall says:

    What a great bag and story! Thanks for sharing.

  8. shannon says:

    i LOVE this bag….it is honestly so good for fall too and I’m pretty convinced it goes with everything!! you’re pictures are so beautiful too!

  9. Megan says:

    Omg I’m obsessed with round handbags lately. Love this one!

    Megan Haney |

  10. Melissa Yang says:

    I love the woven bag! Was contemplating on getting one for myself. I see it everywhere on Instagram #Love

  11. Lovely post. Nice to know the story behind it, so thanks for sharing. They sound great (company). Take care 🙂

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