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Resplendent in ethnic style, this backpack displays Peru's textile legacy. Faustino Maldonado and Family weave the bag of wool in a colorful symphony of brown hues and lead blue. The flap and external pocket are lined with cotton, and the bag features a practical drawstring closure. Two mate gourd buttons engraved make for the perfect finishing touches.
This beautiful handbag radiates magical tones of purple. It takes its colors from spring flowers on the shore of Lake Atitl n. From K'amolon K'i K'ojonel, the handwoven bamboo chenille bag is lined with cotton. An inner pocket and an exterior pocket keep things organized, and a foam interfacing at the bottom gives it shape.
Floral motifs in teal and coal black bend their way across an alabaster body in this tote handbag, crafted from 100% cotton with black sides and straps. India's Rajnandinee and Srabonti apply the designs using the daboo, or mud batik method, where a mud resist is applied to the fabric before submerging it in vats of dye. The bag opens at the top with a zipper to reveal a black polyester lining with two open pockets and a single zipper pocket.
Batik on upcycled car seat tablet sleeve, 'Cyber Blooms Red and Brown' (Indonesia)
Artisans at XS Association take unwanted car seat upholstery and give it new life as an original tablet sleeve. They add a touch of Indonesian elegance as they trim the tablet sleeve with florid batik stamped by hand on cotton. By upcycling both these fabrics, XS Association remains faithful to their commitment to preserve the environment. The lined sleeve is designed to fit an 8 inch tablet or iPad mini.
Sasithon Saisuk links squares of coconut shell, each medallion revealing subtle nuances of color. Sleek mango wood handles, an inner pocket and coconut shell trim on the zipper make this a purse to take everywhere.