This modern tote provides the perfect way to carry all your necessities in style. The exterior of each bag features screen-printed canvas with a red chevron pattern and a sturdy black faux leather base and handles. The interior is lined with red fabric, includes 1 pocket, and a gold-tone snap closure. Each tote is hand stamped and sewn by a woman employed by Himalayan Tapestry in India who is breaking free from abuse, illiteracy, and/or cultural discrimination. Measures 12-by-4-by-13 inches with 22-inch handles.
About this Artisan
Within each stitch of the Himalayan Tapestry artisans’ handiwork is a story of illiteracy, abuse within marriage, and culturally conditioned gender discrimination. While these Indian women suffer quietly, they are expected to carry the financial burden of their families. The women come to Himalayan Tapestry with little education and no basic skills, but here they learn to quilt, tailor, read, and manage money. Working with this organization enables women to make money from their new talents, and it enables them to receive crisis counseling, which brings financial and emotional comfort to their troubled lives.