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Meet The Creators: Ruaya

Ruaya is a local brand from Yogyakarta that makes handbags, tote bags, and backpacks from mindi wood. Its good wood grain and relatively light density make Ruaya mindi wood the choice for making bag products.

Mindi wood has a light colored charm and is crossed with yellow and brown wood fibers so that it adds a minimalist and sturdy impression to the wood. The smooth texture of wood, such as oak, makes mindi wood also termite and insect repellent.