Antique Sari Crescent Purse
This darling crescent purse is perfect for the holiday season or any time of year a little understated razzle-dazzle is the order of the occasion! Crafted by a women's cooperative in New Delhi that creates purses from antique saris that would otherwise be burned to recover their gold or silver content. By putting old saris to use in new handbags, the original craftsmanship is preserved and each bag becomes a work of art -- and the women of the cooperative earn badly-needed income to care for their children and households. Expect each bag to vary and be a bit unique -- just like the women who once wore the original sari!
Available in your choice of Green or Turquoise, each bag is lined with silky 100% polyester satin. Bag secures with a magnetic closure and features a zippered pocket and pouch for your cell phone on opposite sides of the interior.
Bag measures 13" x 6.5" x 3.5" (33 x 16.5 x 8.9 cm). Material: Bag shell is 75% cotton canvas, 25% polyester. Front piece is 100% recycled sari fabric. Handmade in and fairly traded from India.
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April 6, 2013 - This is a beautiful, well made purse. My only complaint would be that I wish it were larger and had a zip closure on top.
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