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Woven Crossbody
Woven Crossbody
Woven Crossbody
Woven Crossbody

Woven Crossbody

Bangladesh

Regular price $52.00 $39.00 Sale

Add a little pop to any day -- in the most natural of ways, of course :)

t h e   s t o r y

Rishilpi, a nonprofit, nongovernmental development organization in southwest Bangladesh, was founded to improve the lives of people of the Rishi caste. "Rishilpi" is formed from two Bengali words, "Rishi," denoting the caste, and "shilpi," meaning artist or craftsman. Rishi, traditionally leather workers, for centuries have lived at the margins of Bengali society. Generally landless, with no easy access to schools, many struggled in a continual search for work to survive.

In addition to income generation, Rishilpi conducts relief and development work in rural Bangladesh communities. Benefits to artisans include education sponsorship, health care, microcredit savings programs and early marriage prevention support for their adolescent daughters.

s p e c s

  • Materials: date palm leaves (natural color), leather (light brown color), and cotton cloth (interior lined with cotton cloth).
  • Size: (basket) approximately 8.75L x 5.25W x 6H inches // (strap) approximately 56-60L (end to end) x 0.5W inches // strap includes 5 hole punches.
  • Includes one interior unzippered pocket.
  • Handcrafted in Bangladesh.
  • Note: due to handcrafted nature of the product, each purse varies slightly in size.