32.50 EUR

Rectangular shoulder bag with base and side panels, decorated all over with ribbons, braid, trimmings and rickrack.

This bright and capacious bag is perfect for summer but also to cheer you up on a dreary winter’s day.

The bag has a zip closure, is lined in plain black cotton and has an inside pocket with a zip.

In addition to the trimmings typical of the Pabi range, all round the edges of the bag are triangles of printed cotton. This is a favourite decorative motif among the Rabari community of Kutch (India), often used on dowry bags.

The origin of these colourful bags, designed by Pabiben, lies in a ban on embroidery imposed by the elders of the Dhebaria Rabari on their women in 1995. These were deemed to be spending too long decorating their dowry pieces, resulting in marriages being delayed by years.

In response the women evolved a different form of decoration, consistent with the Dhebaria aesthetic, but using ribbons, trimmings and rickrack.

Since the colours, styles and combinations of the trimmings are different on each bag, every one is unique.

• Polyester trimmings, 100% cotton lining, zip closure
• Sponge clean with a damp cloth or hand wash in cold water, do no wring or tumble dry, reshape when damp and do not iron
• 32 x 25 cm, width of base and side panels 6 cm, handles 63 cm
• Made in India