Handbags - Flaps

Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the World

These Handbags - Flaps - are available from Novica who in association with National Geographic bring a whole range of handcrafted items from small scale crafts workshops, often run by a single craft worker in the developing world.
 
Prices correct at time of writing - subject to change

Cotton and leather shoulder bag, 'Maya Rainbow' (Guatemala)
On sale - now 53.99 - was $59.99

Red, rose and aqua mingle with the green of Guatemalan hillsides in this beautiful design. Working on traditional handlooms, women from Aj Quen create the cotton fabric. The shoulder bag opens to reveal twin pockets beneath the generous flap, and an
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Cotton shoulder bag, 'Geometry in Brown' (Guatemala)
$39.99

Geometric motifs in brown, grey and beige are woven by hand on a backstrap loom. The patterned flap graces a brown cotton shoulder bag, sewn with fabric created on a traditional handloom. By Mirian Otzin, the purse is fully lined and features an inne
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Cotton shoulder bag, 'Illusion' (India)
$44.99

Ritu Agnihotri designs this wonderful shoulder bag featuring black and off white horizontal stripes hand-loomed of cotton. Parallel bands in lapis blue and off white offer a creative contrast bordered by block-printed piping. The patterns are repeate
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Cotton shoulder bag, 'Maya Bouquet' (Guatemala)
On sale - now 62.99 - was $69.99

Elegant in shades of lavender and pastels, this shoulder bag celebrates Guatemala's millenary textile traditions. The modern design of the bag includes an external pocket on the flap, which features a hand-tied fringe falling on the back. There is a
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Cotton shoulder bag, 'Maya Valley' (Guatemala)
$69.99

Elegant in fresh green hues, this shoulder bag celebrates Guatemala's millenary textile traditions. The modern design of the bag includes an external pocket on the flap, which features a hand-tied fringe falling on the back. There is a zipper pocket
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Jute shoulder bag, 'Dunes of Ica' (Peru)
On sale - now 35.99 - was $39.99

Inspired by the sand dunes at Ica, this casual shoulder bag combines shades of beige and brown. Doris Moya works in jute, knitting the tote by hand. Fully lined, the purse features an inner zipper pocket and a zipper closure beneath the flap.
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Leather backpack, 'Liquorice' (Mexico)
On sale - now 175.49 - was $194.99

Mexican designer Ricardo Hinojosa strikes the perfect balance between elegance and casual chic with this backpack bag. Tooled of quality leather, it is lined and features internal as well as external pockets.
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Leather backpack, 'Weathered in Honey Brown' (Mexico)
On sale - now 196.19 - was $217.99

Honey brown leather gains a weathered finish under Ricardo Hinojosa's artistic guidance. He designs a versatile backpack featuring a pocket in its ample interior, and three more outside that close with snaps concealed by decorative iron buckles. A fo
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Leather shoulder bag, 'Java Chic' (Indonesia)
On sale - now 155.69 - was $172.99

The elegant design of this shoulder bag is by Javanese artisan Hariyono. He works with quality leather, its rich brown hue well complemented by brass. Hariyono trims the bag's borders with openwork patterns that add a touch of feminine elegance to a
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Leather shoulder bag, 'Never Without Black' (Ghana)
On sale - now 76.49 - was $84.99

Gill Quarcoopome designs a trendy shoulder bag of sleek elegance. Crafted by hand of quality leather, the bag is decorated with bamboo beads over the magnetic button clasp. The cotton blend shoulder strap is adjustable and finishes under the bag's fl
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Leather shoulder bag, 'Quiet Touch' (India)
On sale - now 49.49 - was $54.99

From Varun Manchanda this trendy suede shoulder bag comes to life in quiet grey-brown. The soft leather features shiny brass studs and a flirty tassel on the flap, which closes with a magnetic button. Fully lined, the purse opens to reveal two open p
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Men's leather messenger bag, 'Adventurer' (Peru)
On sale - now 116.99 - was $129.99

Crafted by hand, this handsome messenger bag is designed for men. Patsy Chang works in dark brown leather, adding an inner zipper pocket, an adjustable strap and two outer pockets.
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Soda pop-top shoulder bag, 'Dazzling Trend' (Brazil)
On sale - now 98.99 - was $109.99

Neide Ambrosio's original approach to fashion gives way to this trendy shoulder bag. Working with aluminum poptops and based on her crochet expertise, she crafts a shiny bag with environmental regard.
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Soda pop-top shoulder bag, 'Midnight Stars' (Brazil)
On sale - now 80.99 - was $89.99

Shiny soda pop-tops sparkle like stars in the midnight sky in the original design of this shoulder bag. Neide Ambrosio designs this extraordinary bag featuring a zipper pocket in the lined interior. By recycling pop-tops, Ambrosio makes an affirmatio
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Upcycled beaded flap handbag, 'Festive Dream' (India)
On sale - now 43.19 - was $47.99

Embroidered and embellished with sequins, this chic shoulder bag is crafted by hand. A vibrant patchwork of recycled fabrics brings bright color to an original design. From Vipin in India, the handbag opens to reveal a zipper pocket and hangs from a
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Upcycled beaded flap handbag, 'Vibrant Splash' (India)
On sale - now 43.19 - was $47.99

Embroidered and embellished with sequins, this chic shoulder bag is crafted by hand. A vibrant patchwork of recycled fabrics brings bright color to this original design. From Vipin in India, the handbag opens to reveal a zipper pocket and hangs from
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Wool flap shoulder bag, 'Aymara Flower' (Peru)
$64.99

The fields and lush flowers where the Aymara culture developed become Raul Ulloa's muse. He designs a splendid shoulder bag featuring a hand-embroidered composition. The wool bag is woven on a traditional foot loom, in legendary Ayacucho style. Fully
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Wool shoulder bag, 'Country Dawn' (Peru)
On sale - now 62.99 - was $69.99

Dawn blossoms convey the joy of a new day. Raul Ulloa Baylon designs this charming shoulder bag, crafted from handloomed wool. The flowers are embroidered by hand with a chenille effect, and the purse has two inner pockets.
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