One day my friend Ali rings the bell and lugs a large Kaleen on the table. He says it's made of cactus silk and shows me the details, which are lovely and unique. He asked what I could make and I told him I would start with a duffel. We recorded our first footage for a series I am working on where I film encounters similar to this one.
However beautiful this rug would have dressed any floor we wanted to make something else from it. Ali has a store where he sales vintage and new (all authentic and handmade) Moroccan rugs. There are many types of Moroccan rugs but this particular type, a kaleem, is a great thickness and texture for baggage. Its both durable and beautiful. The main color is a light brown dirt color that looks silver in some lights. There are lines of different shades of yellow, a little orange and some teals.
This first set is just the start of some fun projects ahead.
Let me know what you think of the set and contact me if you are interested in any custom baggage and other carry items for yourself.