Sumi Duffle Bag


100% upcycled silk organic cotton & linen sourced from a local export house lined with a reclaimed thick home furnishing textile. Thick heavy metal link chain and heavy metal zipper closure. Width 9" Height 6" Depth 3.2"


Sumi Duffle Bag

SKU: SumiDuffle
  • The second bag from the Freedom Series is named after Sumi, who is also one of the first few women to have joined our vocational training unit inside the Alipore Women’s Correctional Prison. I couldn’t help noticing the changing hues of blue that have been brought alive in this design. It feels as if somebody has scooped out a handful of the ocean and has laid it down under a splendid microscopic view. It’s a direct reflection of Sumi’s nature - calm, cool and very deep; just like an ocean.

    Sumi means different things in different languages. In Hindi and Urdu it signifies ‘friendly’ and ‘sumi’ is also a type of black Japanese ink prepared in solid sticks and used for painting and writing. I find it incredible how a person takes on the meanings of their names. Sumi is both friendly and of a creative bent. When given a choice at the unit, I often find it easier to give her instructions about a planned design because of the calmness with which she comprehends the activity.

    The sumi bag dipped in bright gold adornments is surprisingly soothing with its palette of violets, mint blues and sea greens.