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kantha stitched backpack from recycled textiles Bg #28

by Indian Artisan and Indian tribal

$70.00 / On Sale

For those who remember the 70s with a fondness for cheesecloth and embroidery, for the aging hippy, the nouveau hippy or just those who appreciate authentic tribal textiles: this is the real deal!

The ladies of western Gujarat, India, have a long tradition of embellishing their clothes with fine stitchery and mirror work.
After the costume is no longer usable, the textiles are still valued and made into these great little bags.

Like the lines on an old face, any 'flaws' or mends in the fabric are a testament to and a celebration of its age.

This lightweight yet strong backpack style bag is covered all over with kantha (or running stitch) embroidery with occasional inset mirrors. It measures 41cm high and 40cm wide laid flat with a square inset base.

We only have a small supply of these reincarnated bags, so if you can't resist the celebration of decoration and the marks of the hands that made them, hurry to the checkout before they are all gone.

10% OF THE SALE PRICE OF THIS ITEM GOES TO SOMEONE IN NEED