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upcycled indonesian batik satchel

$40.00
Handmade
Recycled

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Sensing a Pattern

Carry a worldly work of art wherever the day takes you with this vibrant patchwork-inspired bag. Beautifully handcrafted from upcycled batik cloth, each tote is unique in its combination of patterns and colors. Made by applying a wax design to fabric, dipping the fabric in dye, then removing the wax to reveal an intricate pattern, batik cloth is traditionally used for ceremonial events in Indonesia. Now sewn into a gorgeous patchwork, this iconic cloth receives a breath of new life as a wayfaring inspiration. Handmade in Indonesia.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
25528
Made from
cotton
Measurements
15" L x 15" H x 3" W (height includes handles)
Notes
Care: Gentle Cycle or hand wash cool water; Hang dry - No direct sunlight

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UPCYCLED INDONESIAN BATIK SATCHEL
 
3.5

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Enough compartments (4)
  • Great color (4)
  • Good strap length (3)
  • High quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poor quality

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me Practical

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Enough Compartments

Cons

  • Falls Apart Quickly
  • Poor Quality
  • Too Deep

Best Uses

    Comments about UPCYCLED INDONESIAN BATIK SATCHEL:

    I purchased the bag because I liked the picture on the website. The pinks and oranges. The bag I received however, was dark blues, yellows, and browns mostly. I didn't expect it to vary quite that much from the bag advertised. When I started using it though, I quickly realized that 1) it was too big. It was difficult to reach the items in my bag that fell to the bottom with just one hand. 2) After only a few weeks of use, I noticed 2 small holes had started to appear on the bottom of the bag. I have no idea how they got there as the bag did not get snagged on anything while I had been using it, nor did I put anything sharp in that could have poked all the way through the bottom of the bag. And 3) the thing that forced me to have to return the bag... the seam in the shoulder strap started to separate. It was great for the organizational possibilities (lots of pockets), but unfortunately its quality was just lacking. Very disappointed in this bag, and I had such high hopes for it when I purchased it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No, No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self

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    4.0

    Beautiful!

    By 

    from Cleveland, OH

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Good Strap Length
    • Great Color

    Cons

    • Not Enough Compartments

    Best Uses

      Comments about UPCYCLED INDONESIAN BATIK SATCHEL:

      This is a beautiful purse/bag! It is very big! However, with it's size, the inside is just one huge area, with only one small zippered pocket. I ended up ordering a purse organizer to go inside, as it was like digging for gold when trying to find anything in the big part. I have received many compliments on the fabric and beauty of the product!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Boho Bag

      By 

      from Colleyville TX

      About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Enough Compartments
      • Good Organization
      • Good Strap Length
      • Great Color
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Date Night / Night Out
        • Shopping
        • Traveling

        Comments about UPCYCLED INDONESIAN BATIK SATCHEL:

        I haven't used it yet but love the colors and the upcycled fabrics. I look forward to showing it off in the spring.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Returned

        By 

        from Montana

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Color Not As Expected
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about UPCYCLED INDONESIAN BATIK SATCHEL:

            I bought this for a co-worker but it was not as expected and I returned it. The colors were not bright and vibrant like in the picture, the bag looked old and dirty. Also, I thought it would stand up as shown but it was flat and flimsy. The only structured part was the base (which felt like there was a piece of card board inside the cloth) and it was all bent up. I was disappointed because this bag got great reviews. Ah well, I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder (or maybe I just got a bad pick from the lot)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love This Bag!!

            By 

            from New York

            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Enough Compartments
            • Good Strap Length
            • Great Color
            • High Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UPCYCLED INDONESIAN BATIK SATCHEL:

                I love the colors and the material. I like the roominess of this bag. I can keep all my stuff in it. I am a "bag" person as far as wanting to have all my important (to me) stuff with me, numbers, addresses, etc. and this bag lets me carry everything.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No, No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Delightful bag

                By 

                from Nashville, TN

                About Me Career, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Enough Compartments
                • Great Color
                • High Quality
                • Very Good Construction
                • Whimsical

                Cons

                • Color Not As Expected

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Every day
                • Shopping
                • Traveling

                Comments about UPCYCLED INDONESIAN BATIK SATCHEL:

                I fell in love with this bag on first sight and was not disappointed when it arrived! It's roomy and well constructed. It is a little more subdued color-wise, I wish it were more vibrantly colored but that's my only criticism. It's unique and delightful overall.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No, No

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