Handbags - Tote

Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the World

These Handbags - Tote - 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

Alpaca blend handbag, 'Cuzco Stars' (Peru)
$142.99

Bright red diamond stars create a bright contrast to the cool gray and black hues of this original handbag. Carmela Sierra trims her design with black suede leather. The bag is woven with a rich alpaca and sheep's wool blend on a traditional loom and
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Coconut shell Tote handbag, 'Thai Garden' (Thailand)
On sale - now 61.19 - was $67.99

This original tote handbag is crafted by hand. Sasithon Saisuk transforms coconut shell into flowers and links them with nylon cords. Lined in brown cotton, the purse features clusters of mango wood beads and a convenient inner pocket.
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Cotton and jute tote bag, 'Chiuleu Sunshine' (Guatemala)
On sale - now 63.99 - was $79.99

This colorful open tote honors the textile traditions of Guatemala. By Stephanie and Estefania, the beige jute handbag features a colorful patchwork of Guatemala's traditional handwoven fabrics. Adorned with pompoms, the bag opens to reveal a zipper
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Cotton applique tote bag, 'Exotic Birds' (Peru)
$72.99

Exotic birds pose amid splendid flowers in Peru's Amazon region. Maria Uyauri works in arpilleria شاِ appliques of cotton fabric cutouts, embroidered by hand شاِ to create the scene on a generous tote bag. The back is plain.
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Cotton applique tote bag, 'Lake Titicaca' (Peru)
On sale - now 65.69 - was $72.99

Fishermen in reed boats live on the shore of Lake Titicaca in Peru. Straddling the border between Peru and Bolivia, this lake is believed to be the highest navigable body of water in the world. Maria Uyauri works in arpilleria شاِ appliques of cotton
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Cotton blend tote handbag, 'Fantasy Garden' (India)
$39.99

Sequins quiver like sparkling dewdrops on a multicolor garden of intricate machine embroidery. Designed by Seema, the handbag is crafted of patchwork squares and trimmed with piped edges. Blue, ginger, teal, brown and olive mingle cheerfully in a tre
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Cotton blend tote handbag, 'Long Play Blues' (Peru)
On sale - now 71.99 - was $79.99

Pop Art and LP vinyl inspire this trendy tote by Susi Sillau. Evoking a record, the blue and pink center is crocheted by hand and set on one side of a bag of lightweight navy denim.
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Cotton blend tote handbag, 'Long Play Rock 'n Roll' (Peru)
On sale - now 80.99 - was $89.99

Pop Art and LP vinyl inspire this trendy tote by Susi Sillau. Evoking a record, the blue, pink and orange center is crocheted by hand and set on one side of a bag of lightweight blue denim.
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Cotton canvas tote bag, 'Emerald Green Rhythm' (India)
$69.99

March to the beat of a different drummer with this colorful tote bag from India's Harpreet Chawla. In cheerful emerald green with stripes of yellow and black, the bag is crafted of sturdy cotton canvas with a silver polyurethane lining. It's the perf
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Cotton canvas tote bag, 'Hot Pink Rhythm' (India)
$69.99

March to the beat of a different drummer with this colorful tote bag from India's Harpreet Chawla. In radiant hot pink with bands of turquoise and black, the bag is crafted of sturdy cotton canvas with a silver polyurethane lining. It's the perfect c
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Cotton canvas tote bag, 'Orange Rhythm' (India)
$69.99

March to the beat of a different drummer with this colorful tote bag from India's Harpreet Chawla. In tangerine orange with bands of yellow and deep teal, the bag is crafted of sturdy cotton canvas with a silver polyurethane lining. It's the perfect
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Cotton shoulder bag, 'Elephant Graffiti' (Thailand)
$32.99

A bold graphic of colorful elephants forms the front of this green all-cotton shoulder bag from Thai artisan Jurairat. The fully-lined bag features two open interior pockets to keep small items handy. The top can be secured with a fabric flap and smo
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Cotton shoulder bag, 'Peten Summer' (Guatemala)
$59.99

Spacious and generous, this handsome shoulder bag celebrates the colors of summer. Women from Maya Traditions weave the cotton fabric by hand, and the colors are derived from natural dyes. Sacatinta yields purple, avocado gives a light lemon yellow,
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Cotton tote bag, 'Amethyst Twilight' (Guatemala)
$39.99

Experts on the pedal loom, weavers from Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group create a tote bag of infinite beauty. Nebulous jaspe patterns in light blue and black encircle the cotton bag. There is a pocket in the lined interior.
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Cotton tote bag, 'Chiang Mai Stars' (Thailand)
$99.99

Speckled with orange and brown stars, bands of white and red cotton are woven into a tote bag of extraordinary versatility. Anothai lines the bag's ample interior with gray plaid cotton featuring a zipper pocket and cell phone compartment. Trimmed wi
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Cotton tote bag, 'Colors of My Skies' (Guatemala)
$54.99

Laura Leticia Burrion selects dark blue, sky blue, aqua and white for the design of this tote bag. Expertly woven on a backstrap loom, the tote bag is lined with blue poplin and has an inner pocket with a zipper closure.
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Cotton tote bag, 'Fertile Earth' (Guatemala)
$57.99

Cotton in shades of brown evokes the fertile earth. Woven by hand on a backstrap loom, the fabric is transformed into a roomy tote bag. Laura Leticia Burrion designs this versatile open bag. Fully lined, it opens to reveal an inner zipper pocket.
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Cotton tote bag, 'Gujarati Fanfare' (India)
$49.99

This tote's bold combination of colors captivates with Gujarati elegance. From Meena, the cotton bag is adorned with lavish machine embroidery in a checkered pattern featuring shimmering sequins. In blue, white and lemon green underscored by orange,
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Cotton tote bag, 'Lanna Summer' (Thailand)
$25.99

Traditional Thai embroidery known as yok dok adorns this original tote bag presented by Keawpankanlaya in Thailand. The sunset-hued panel contrasts beautifully with the black cotton background. The bag features a zipper closure and a handy interior p
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Cotton tote bag, 'Sunshine Meadow' (India)
On sale - now 62.99 - was $69.99

Harpreet Chawla designs an oversized bag in cheerful colors. Crafted of cotton canvas, the generous tote features silvery piping and matching handles. The bag is open at the top.
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Cotton tote bags, 'Indian Gold' (set of 3) (India)
$20.99

Cotton print totes do double duty as shopping bags, book bags or knitting bags. Anil Khandelwal presents the set of three شاِ two in gold and beige, and one in grey, gold and ivory. A convenient inner pocket can be used as a storage pouch for the fol
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Cotton tote handbag, 'Bhavnagar Sun' (India)
$49.99

Celebrating dawn, this colorful handbag depicts the rising sun in intricate machine embroidery. Sequins emulate the traditional mirror applique of India. From Meena, the tote is decorated on both front and back. It opens to reveal a convenient zipper
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Cotton tote handbag, 'Casual Strawberry' (Peru)
$64.99

"This design reminds me of summertime in the 1980s when entire families from Lima would spend the day at the beach," Susi Sillau reminisces. "We'd take striped umbrellas and tents for shade." She selects red and white for this generous open tote. The
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Cotton tote handbag, 'Chiang Mai Hyacinth in Black' (Thailand)
$29.99

From Keawpankanlaya, this black tote features two pockets on the front, the smaller one showcasing Thailand's classic yok dok embroidery over the larger brown pocket. The bag features an additional inner pocket in the lined interior.
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Cotton tote handbag, 'Coffee Plantation' (Guatemala)
On sale - now 49.49 - was $54.99

Woven by hand on a backstrap loom, the fabric for this generous tote takes its colors from natural dyes. The women of To'ooneel Ixoq craft a fully lined shoulder bag with a convenient inner zipper pocket. "We've named this design Siembra de Cafe (pla
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Cotton tote handbag, 'Colorful Cocoa' (Guatemala)
$57.99

Working on a traditional loom, women from the Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group transform cool cotton into colorful fabric. It becomes a cheerful tote in their talented hands. Traditional geometric motifs mingle with stripes on green, yellow, lilac, pink
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Cotton tote handbag, 'Colors in V' (Guatemala)
$59.99

Working on a traditional loom, women from the Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group transform cool cotton into colorful fabric. It becomes a cheerful tote in their talented hands. Zigzag motifs mingle with stripes of green, yellow, lilac, pink and turquoise.
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Cotton tote handbag, 'Delhi Sun' (India)
$49.99

Celebrating dawn, this colorful handbag depicts the rising sun in intricate machine embroidery. Sequins emulate the traditional mirror applique of India. From Meena, the tote is decorated on both front and back. It opens to reveal a convenient zipper
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Cotton tote handbag, 'Fair in Gujarat' (India)
$49.99

Tribal motifs in vivid colors conjure a mela, or country fair in India. Depicting dancing children, flowers and foliage, colorful machine embroidery covers both sides of the tote while sequins emulate traditional mirror applique. Meena presents this
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Cotton tote handbag, 'Fragrant Coffee' (Guatemala)
On sale - now 49.49 - was $54.99

Woven by hand on a backstrap loom, the fabric for this generous tote takes its colors from natural dyes. The women of To'ooneel Ixoq craft a fully lined shoulder bag with a convenient inner zipper pocket. "We've named this design Cafe Aromatico (plan
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Cotton tote handbag, 'Harvest Joy' (Guatemala)
On sale - now 49.49 - was $54.99

Woven by hand on a backstrap loom, the fabric for this generous tote takes its colors from natural dyes. The women of To'ooneel Ixoq craft a fully lined shoulder bag with a convenient inner zipper pocket. "We've named this design Alegria de la cosech
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Cotton tote handbag, 'India Country Fair' (India)
$49.99

Tribal motifs in vivid colors conjure a mela, or country fair in India. Depicting dancing children, flowers and foliage, colorful machine embroidery covers both sides of the tote while sequins emulate traditional mirror applique. Meena presents this
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Cotton tote handbag, 'Joyous Colors' (Guatemala)
$64.99

Working on a traditional loom, women from the Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group transform cool cotton into colorful fabric. It becomes a cheerful tote in their talented hands. Traditional geometric motifs mingle with stripes on green, yellow, lilac, pink
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Cotton tote handbag, 'Maya Lemon' (Guatemala)
$69.99

Geometric motifs in yellow, orange, purple and cocoa are woven by hand on a backstrap loom. Contrasting panels in lemon are created on a traditional handloom. Showcasing her Maya weaving legacy, Mirian Otzin crafts a beautiful handbag. The tote featu
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Cotton tote handbag, 'Midnight Jade' (Thailand)
On sale - now 31.49 - was $34.99

Green and golden flowers represent the splendor of ancient Thailand in a cotton tote handbag. Presented by Keawpankanlaya, the floral brocade is known as yok dok and is woven on a traditional handloom. It trims a black cotton tote featuring two inner
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Cotton tote handbag, 'Mountain Forest' (Guatemala)
$59.99

Woven by hand on a backstrap loom, the fabric for this generous tote takes its colors from natural dyes. The women of To'ooneel Ixoq craft a fully lined shoulder bag with a convenient inner zipper pocket. The palo de pito plant yields green tints whi
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Cotton tote handbag, 'Quiet Maya Rose' (Guatemala)
$66.99

Geometric motifs in pink, grey, ivory and yellow are woven by hand on a backstrap loom. Contrasting panels in brown are created on a traditional handloom. Showcasing her Maya weaving legacy, Mirian Otzin crafts a beautiful handbag. The tote features
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Cotton tote handbag, 'White Sand' (Guatemala)
On sale - now 62.99 - was $69.99

This generous tote handbag in white, black and beige is crafted of handloomed cotton. Fully lined, the purse opens to reveal an inner pocket that zips closed. "This collection is inspired by the beach. We want women to carry everything they need in o
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Cotton tote, 'Modern Maya' (Guatemala)
$47.99

Women from the Pro-Teje Committee create contemporary textiles on the pre-Hispanic backstrap loom in a wonderful fusion of ancient and modern. These talented Maya women adapt traditional motifs in three shades of natural cotton - ixcaco (brown), jade
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Embellished tote handbag, 'Crimson in Kutch' (India)
$31.99

By Om Prakash, this dazzling handbag showcases India's traditional block print art in gold. The motifs appear on both front and back, and glittering sequins add a festive feel. Fully lined, the purse features an inner pocket that zips closed. Each to
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Embellished tote handbag, 'Fuchsia in Kutch' (India)
$31.99

By Om Prakash, this dazzling handbag showcases India's traditional block print art in gold. The motifs appear on both front and back, and glittering sequins add a festive feel. Fully lined, the purse features an inner pocket that zips closed. Each to
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Embroidered cotton tote handbag, 'Floral Reflection' (India)
$36.99

By Harpreet Kaur, this delightful handbag features a cotton print inspired by ikat weavings. It emulates rippling water. Trimmed with machine embroidery and colorful lace, the tote opens to reveal a zipper pocket. Beadwork, applied by hand, surrounds
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Jute tote bag, 'Fire Blossom' (India)
$29.99

By Asha Prabha, this handsome tote bag is centered with an embroidered floral medallion. The Indian designer works in natural jute with brown jute trim. Fully lined, the handbag features an inner zipper that zips closed. Cotton cords form the straps.
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Jute tote bag, 'Indian Paisley' (India)
$30.99

By Asha Prabha, this beautiful tote bag is centered with an embroidered paisley medallion. The Indian designer works in royal blue jute with natural beige jute trim. Fully lined, the handbag features an inner zipper that zips closed. Cotton cords for
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Leather accent cotton tote bag, 'Lilac Zigzag' (Guatemala)
On sale - now 88.19 - was $97.99

Designed by Diego Olivero, this generous tote bag is crafted of cotton, woven by hand on a traditional loom. Zigzag patterns are created with strands of purple, white and pink. Brown leather accents add beauty. Fully lined, the handbag features two i
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Leather accent cotton tote handbag, 'Peach Blossom' (India)
On sale - now 44.99 - was $49.99

Peachy petals blossom in India's traditional aari embroidery to grace pale beige cotton. Surrounded with dark blue foliage, they cover the front of this handbag from Anil Khandelwal. Leather trim in olive green suede and machine-made running stitch a
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Leather shoulder bag, 'Rajasthani Lady' (India)
On sale - now 125.99 - was $139.99

By Priti Parikh, this beautiful handbag features the vibrant colors of India. Crafted by hand, it is created of supple tie-dyed leather with silvery trim. On the front, a beautiful lady of old Rajasthan is depicted in acrylic on canvas. Fully lined,
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Leather shoulder bag, 'Toluca' (Mexico)
On sale - now 173.69 - was $192.99

This classic black leather shoulder bag, adorned with bronze studs, is both stylish and functional. By Ricardo Hinojosa, its exterior has two small pockets and the spacious interior has both a zippered compartment and two open pouches. A black and wh
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Leather tote handbag, 'Generosity' (Mexico)
$174.99

"This classic bag with its generous proportions is designed for the uncomplicated personality," Mario Becerra says. He works in supple brown leather, adorning the straps with leather laces and twin buckles. Inside, the tote features three pockets, on
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Leather tote handbag, 'Modern Chic' (Mexico)
$148.99

From the Becerra Collection, this roomy handbag is crafted of brown leather with contrasting textures. The honeyed straps wrap around the bag and feature a snakeskin texture. Inside, three pockets, one with a zipper, keep small items organized. Magne
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Leather tote handbag, 'Monterrey' (Mexico)
On sale - now 157.49 - was $174.99

Vertical bands adorn this handsome leather tote by Ricardo Hinojosa. Urban in style, the roomy handbag keeps things organized with a convenient zipper pocket and two open pockets inside.
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Leather tote handbag, 'Think Big' (Mexico)
$179.99

"This is a large bag with casual styling. It is easy to appreciate its design details due to the size," Mario Becerra says. "Many of the details are done by hand." He works in leather, combining two shades of brown. Inside, the tote features three po
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Maguey shoulder bag, 'Maya Meadow' (Guatemala)
On sale - now 44.99 - was $49.99

Tropical colors conjure a floral meadow in the highlands of Guatemala. By Chorti Women Artisans, this charming shoulder bag is fully lined and features an inner pocket that zips closed.
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Recycled cotton tote handbag, 'Eco-Garden' (India)
$54.99

Colorful flowers blossom on an exuberant cotton shoulder bag. Reclaiming discarded black Rexine and cotton fabric remnants, Vimlendu Kumar presents a delightful handbag. The handcrafted bag features an an inner zipper pocket. Please note that the fab
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Tote handbag and change purse, 'Blue Floral Song' (India)
$44.99

Blue flowers flourish on the front of a roomy beige tote from Varun Manchanda. Inside, a large zipper pocket divides the bag into two compartments. A smaller zipper pocket and two pouches make this the perfect purse to keep things organized. The back
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Tote handbag, 'Delhi Sky' (India)
$44.99

With the modern woman in mind, Varun Manchanda, presents a handbag with contemporary styling. The roomy purse features rich embossed textures in baby blue. Inside are a zipper pocket and three open pockets.
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Tote handbag, 'Festive India' (India)
$32.99

By Om Prakash, this multicolored tote showcases India's traditional block print art. Flowers and royal elephants alternate with bright sunshine motifs and the sacred Om symbol on the front. Flower, suns and paisley designs flourish on the back. Glitt
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Tote handbag, 'Globetrotter' (India)
On sale - now 44.99 - was $49.99

From Varun Manchanda, this casual blue handbag opens a world of possibilities for today's busy woman. With two outer pockets that buckle closed, a zipper pocket on the front and open pouches on both sides, it holds a multitude of necessary items. Ins
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Tote handbag, 'Gujarat Mosaic' (India)
On sale - now 22.49 - was $24.99

By Om Prakash, this dazzling handbag showcases India's traditional block print art. Leaves and seashells alternate with bright sunshine motifs on both front and back. Glittering zari embroidery trim completes the design. Fully lined, the purse featur
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Tote handbag, 'Woven Indian Gold' (India)
$42.99

From Varun Manchanda, this trendy yellow handbag features pockets galore. A brown buckle flap in a diagonal weave hides a zipper pocket on the front with two more open pouches, one on each side. The flap closes with a hidden magnetic press button, wh
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Tote handbag, 'Woven Indian Teal' (India)
$44.99

From Varun Manchanda, this trendy teal handbag features pockets galore. A beige buckle flap in a diagonal weave hides a zipper pocket with two more open pouches, one on each side. The flap closes with a hidden magnetic press button, while the tote it
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