This is a heavy-duty utility tote, perfect for the market, beach, or laundromat. It's made from #7 100% cotton sash cord. The rope is sewn together with a high-strength and abrasion-resistant thread. It has two long handles that will fit over your shoulder and will be comfortable even with heavy loads. All materials are manufactured in the USA.
Each one is slightly unique in its exact shape, size, and stitching, but all are approximately 21" x 11" 15".
Since 2010, Doug Johnston has been focused on a process of coiling and stitching rope into a wide variety of work ranging from art objects to furniture, vessels and bags. Stemming from an interest in transforming braided cotton cord into simple baskets, the work connects a long history of spatial creation, from natural rock formations and canyons to architectural and sculptural spaces by utilizing technologies such as rope, coiled vessel construction, and industrial sewing machines mixed with the principles of Modernist design and 3D printing. Each piece is made in Brooklyn, NY by simultaneously coiling, hand-forming, and sewing braided cordage using vintage industrial sewing machines.