Inspired by nature, Merve Burma has been handcrafting the most unique bags and backpacks out of real wood since 2011. To up the awesome of her Istanbul-based woodworking brand Grav Grav, she recently added a new collection that features a whole nother layer of artistry… cross stitching. Using colorful yarn to create intricate bird, rose, plant, and fruit designs, Merve embroiders right onto oak, rendering carriable works of art that are both stunning and functional.
Merve finishes each bag to perfection using natural varnish on the wood exterior and hand-sewn suede leather for the interior and pockets. But this level of fine craftswomanship does not come without a price. Her new embroidered wood bags and backpacks range from $205 – $880. However, Merve’s classic beech wood and leather satchels, bags and backpacks, are equally as awesome, and they range in price from $70 – $140 (satchels and bags) and $110 – $170 (backpacks).