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Beauty Shines Through

Handcrafted artistry transforms this messenger bag from workaday utility into a winsome, feminine accessory. The pattern on the front, fold-over panel is not printed fabric, but actually an intricate piece of applique work. The members of a women's cooperate in Rajasthan, India, snip cutouts from a colored piece of 100% cotton fabric, and then hand stitch it to the contrasting cotton underneath. The bag has an exterior pocket under the flap, for quick access to your essentials. Inside the main compartment are two additional pockets, one with a zippered closure. Cotton strips in front can be tied to secure the bag closed. Handmade in Rajasthan, India.

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metal, cotton
14.5" L x 12" W x 2.5" W; strap length adjustable
Gentle hand wash

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134votes, 8 comments

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

This handmade bag looks great from a distance, but even better when you get up close. The pattern is created by an intricate applique process, executed by artisans in a women's cooperative in India. Do you love this modern application of a traditional technique?

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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

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Versatile, lightweight, stitching looks of excellent quality. I like.

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I'm a guy.

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It's cool.

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Great pattern, nice shape, and *love* that it't a casual bag but has several pockets - LOVE IT!

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I like the idea and design of this bag, but would want more information about care. Is it machine washable?

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