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Wine and Roses Evening Handbag Embroidered with Roses from India

Wine and Roses Evening Handbag Embroidered with Roses from India

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-295738

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

Colored like a delectable red wine and embroidered with interweaving black and scarlet roses, this fabulous evening handbag is another hit from Sumita Ghosh of India, who was inspired by traditional Kashmiri craftsmanship. The juxtaposition of the angled, sharp leaves against the demurely curved roses and swirling stems creates an image that is simple in concept but fascinatingly complex in execution. The cotton-lined interior features a zipper pocket, and the handbag itself can be closed with a zipper. Take the smooth mahogany wood handles, and you'll be ready to grace any venue.

  • materials: 100% polyester, cotton lining, mahogany wood handles
  • Features a zipper closure
Bag: 6.25 in. H x 12.25 in. W x 2.4 in. D; Handle(s): 7.75 in. L x 1.3 in. W

Artisan Information

Sumita Ghosh

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I'm from Assam in Northeastern India. My friends consider me to be hard working, innovative and wickedly funny! I became interested in crafting handbags because my mother was an avid self-taught knitter and embroidery artist who passed her legacy on by teaching me.

My mother's job involved traveling throughout India, which allowed me to see the traditional arts and crafts of different regions up close. This influenced me to create my own handbags and apparel to showcase the rich artistic heritage of my country. From a young age, I was interested in painting. My mom taught me informally, and then I took lessons in school. Learning batik and block printing techniques were the highlights of my school days. Eventually, I earned a degree in design.

"My materials are primarily naturally fabrics like cotton, jute and silk. I obtain them from weavers and cooperatives that sell only the work of community artisans, weavers and printers.

"My most treasured moments are when I am working on a new design. Creating textures, patchwork and embroidery designs are high points in my process. I love traditional arts and crafts like block prints, batik, zardozi, and hand-embroidery techniques such as kantha and kutch.

"I've had my ups and downs, but came out quite confident from the challenges I faced. I quit a stable job so that I could pursue my passion for crafts. I experienced financial instability and the difficulty of balancing family with raising funds for my work.

"With the unwavering support of my family, friends and especially, my husband, I have created an identity for my handbags and given wings to my imagination. I want Indian arts and crafts — especially Bengal's rich traditional crafts — to be seen all over the world through my handbags and accessories.

"I dream of one day setting up a workshop exclusively for women of Bengal, where they can nurture and hone their embroidery, sewing and crafting skills."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

Shipping

United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

Returns

All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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