27.50 EUR

Tote bag decorated all over with ribbons, braid, trimmings and rickrack.

This colourful, large and practical bag is suitable for any season.

The tote style bag has a magnetic snap closure, is lined in block-printed cotton and has two inside pockets, one 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, metal magnetic snap closure
• Sponge clean with a damp cloth o hand wash in cold water, do no wring or tumble dry, reshape when damp and do not iron
• 30 x 35 cm, handles 63 cm
• Made in India