Embroidered shoulder bag

Product code: 09.10.4432

Price $39.99
incl. GST
There are currently only available.

These funky black handwoven cotton shoulder bags are hand embroidered front and back, they have two large pockets which dome together and close with zips, and a zip up pouch pocket which is embellished with assorted designs and touches of abhala mirror work, this bag has an adjustable shoulder strap. Each bag takes four hours to embroider. The embroidery techniques used are over a thousand years old, they are based on the practises of the Kathiawadi desert nomads and are being kept alive by the Gujarati artisans of St Mary’s Mahila Shikshan Kendra, one of our fair trade partners in India.

Please note this is for one bag and it will be luck of the draw which design you receive.

St Mary’s Mahila Shikshan Kendra

The traditional Kathiawadi style of embroidery and mirror work is preserved through St Mary’s work with talented traditional artisans in the west Indian city of Ahmedabad. Women from all religious beliefs unite within this group to collaborate on the creation of high quality work, bringing about economic independence and learning leadership skills.

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