Meet Jo and Si from Jocasi
The driving force behind Jocasi, where passion for craftsmanship meets family legacy. Jo, or Jodi, models the exquisite Jocasi python snakeskin handbags, embodying the essence of the brand, while Simon, or 'Si,' contributes to the brand's legacy since 2002.
The Story Behind
The first-ever snakeskin python handbag from Jocasi, the iconic Python Kepis Bag, holds a captivating history rooted in the artisan village of Ubud, Bali. Villagers faced a unique challenge during their fishing trips to the sea - transporting the catch back to Ubud without damage.
In response, the villagers ingeniously designed a boat-shaped bag known as the "Kepis." This special bag allowed the fish to lay flat, ensuring ventilation for the arduous journey and maintaining their pristine condition upon return.
Fast forward two centuries, and Jocasi's designer, alongside Simon, stumbled upon the historic Kepis in Ubud. Inspired by its functional design, they collaborated with local artisans to create a leather version.
The Jocasi Debut
The Jocasi Python Kepis Bag made its debut at Topshop Oxford Street London, becoming an instant sensation and gracing the shelves of renowned boutiques worldwide.
Jocasi's commitment extends beyond fashion. A percentage of all profits from the Python Kepis Bag goes back to the local artisans, contributing to their livelihoods. The bag not only brings financial support but also fame and respect to these talented artisans, whose sculptures, jewelry, and furniture are cherished globally.
As Jo models the legacy, and Si spearheads the brand, Jocasi's python snakeskin handbags seamlessly blend fashion, history, and philanthropy.
The journey continues, with each bag telling a story of craftsmanship and cultural connection.