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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 shoulder bag, 'Green Fields' (Peru)
$49.99

"I like this bag because it is ample and resistant," says Peruvian designer Faustino Maldonado. "It's big enough to carry things, it has a pocket in front and the colors are natural, based on ancestral traditions." Woven of an alpaca wool blend, the more...


Beaded tote handbag, 'Hot Pink Glamour' (India)
$39.99

Displayed neatly in windows, lavish beadwork and sequins are applied by hand. The sparkling motifs grace a tote handbag of handloomed cotton. From artisans of India Social, the bag features rattan handles and an inner pocket that zips closed. The bac more...


Coconut shell Tote handbag, 'Thai Garden' (Thailand)
$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. more...


Cotton and jute tote bag, 'Chiuleu Sunshine' (Guatemala)
$77.99

This colorful open tote honors the textile traditions of Guatemala. By Stephanie and Estefanía, the beige jute handbag features a colorful patchwork of Guatemala's traditional handwoven fabrics. Adorned with pompoms, the bag opens to reveal a zipper more...


Cotton applique tote bag, 'Amazon Macaws' (Peru)
$62.99

Colorful macaws perch in a tree amid splendid flowers in Peru's Amazon region. María Uyauri works in arpillería — appliqués of cotton fabric cutouts, embroidered by hand — to create the scene on a generous tote bag. The back is plain. more...


Cotton applique tote bag, 'Exotic Birds' (Peru)
$72.99

Exotic birds pose amid splendid flowers in Peru's Amazon region. María Uyauri works in arpillería — appliqués of cotton fabric cutouts, embroidered by hand — to create the scene on a generous tote bag. The back is plain. more...


Cotton applique tote bag, 'Lake Titicaca' (Peru)
$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. María Uyauri works in arpillería — appliqués of cot more...


Cotton applique tote bag, 'Machu Picchu' (Peru)
$72.99

A highlands woman tends to her flock of llamas on a mountainside in Peru. Rising proud in the background, the fortress of Machu Picchu is an ancient mountain citadel. María Uyauri works in arpillería — appliqués of cotton fabric cutouts, embroid more...


Cotton applique tote bag, 'Mermaid' (Peru)
$72.99

Holding a seashell, a beautiful mermaid is queen of the underwater treasures off the coast of Peru. María Uyauri works in arpillería — appliqués of cotton fabric cutouts, embroidered by hand — to create the scene on a generous tote bag. The ba more...


Cotton blend tote handbag, 'Long Play Blues' (Peru)
$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. more...


Cotton blend tote handbag, 'Long Play Rock 'n Roll' (Peru)
$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. more...


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, more...


Cotton tote bag, 'Amethyst Twilight' (Guatemala)
$37.99

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. more...


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 more...


Cotton tote bag, 'Colors of My Skies' (Guatemala)
$49.99

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. more...


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, more...


Cotton tote bag, 'San Juan' (Guatemala)
$39.99

A modern design that honors Guatemala's textile legacy, this tote bag is by Stephanie and Estefanía. Sewn of cotton canvas, the tote's front is adorned with an appliqué of blue hand-loomed weaves with multicolored stripes. Jute decorates the bag's more...


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 appliqué of India. From Meena, the tote is decorated on both front and back. It opens to reveal a convenient zippe more...


Cotton tote handbag, 'Casual Spearmint' (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 green and white for this generous open tote. T more...


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 more...


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. more...


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 appliqué of India. From Meena, the tote is decorated on both front and back. It opens to reveal a convenient zippe more...


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 appliqué. Meena presents this more...


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 appliqué. Meena presents this more...


Cotton tote handbag, 'Midnight Jade' (Thailand)
$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 more...


Cotton tote handbag, 'Quiet Maya Rose' (Guatemala)
$62.99

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 more...


Cotton tote, 'Modern Maya' (Guatemala)
$44.99

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), ja more...


Cotton yoga mat tote bag, 'Java Sunset' (Indonesia)
$39.99

Ideal for yoga mats, this bag by Agis showcases the artistry of traditional ikat weaving, in which the threads are tie-dyed before placing them on the loom. Rich shades of green, brown and orange form intricate motifs. Straps on the front hold the yo more...


Embellished tote handbag, 'Crimson in Kutch' (India)
$29.99

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 more...


Embellished tote handbag, 'Fuchsia in Kutch' (India)
$29.99

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 more...


Embroidered cotton tote handbag, 'Floral Reflection' (India)
$32.99

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 more...


Jute tote bag, 'Indian Paisley' (India)
$26.01

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 more...


Leather accent cotton tote bag, 'Lilac Zigzag' (Guatemala)
$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 more...


Leather accent cotton tote handbag 'Glorious Java' (Indonesia)
$49.99

Two colorful birds wing across this beautiful blue handbag from Wahyu Sulistiani. Created in batik on cotton, the sawunggaling motif depicts the king's favorite rooster, which is a symbol of Javanese beauty and power. Lavish beadwork is applied by ha more...


Leather shoulder bag, 'Rajasthani Lady' (India)
$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, more...


Leather shoulder bag, 'Toluca' (Mexico)
$189.99

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 more...


Leather tote handbag, 'Chamula Earth' (Mexico)
$189.99

Maya artistry distinguishes this chic tote by Cristina Orozco. Crafted of brown leather, the novel purse features a strap made from a hand embroidered belt. The light and dark brown tassels can be detached, and the handbag features five inner pockets more...


Leather tote handbag, 'Monterrey' (Mexico)
$179.99

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. more...


Leather tote handbag, 'Tapachula Coffee' (Mexico)
$189.99

Maya artistry distinguishes this chic tote by Cristina Orozco. Crafted of henna leather, the novel purse features a strap made from a hand embroidered belt. The light and dark brown tassels can be detached, and the handbag features five inner pockets more...


Leather tote handbag, 'Zinacantan Holiday' (Mexico)
$189.99

Maya artistry distinguishes this chic tote by Cristina Orozco. Crafted of red leather, the novel purse features a strap made from a hand embroidered belt. The red and purple tassels can be detached, and the handbag features five inner pockets, one wi more...


Leather tote handbag, 'Zoque Midnight' (Mexico)
$189.99

Maya artistry distinguishes this chic tote by Cristina Orozco. Crafted of black leather, the novel purse features a strap made from a hand embroidered belt. The burgundy and tan tassels can be detached, and the handbag features five inner pockets, on more...


Maguey shoulder bag, 'Maya Meadow' (Guatemala)
$47.99

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. more...


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 more...


Sabai grass tote handbag, 'India Dusk' (India)
$52.99

A loosely woven lattice reveals rich blue-gray tonalities in a handbag from Subrata and Shaswat. Handcrafted of natural sabai grass, the tote bag is lined in cotton and features an interior pocket for a cell phone or small items. It closes with a sab more...


Tote handbag, 'Festive India' (India)
$27.99

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 more...


Tote handbag, 'Gujarat Mosaic' (India)
$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 more...


Tote handbag, 'India Icons' (India)
$32.99

By Om Prakash, this dazzling handbag showcases India's traditional block print art. Glittering zari embroidery trim completes the design. Fully lined, the purse features an inner pocket that zips closed. more...

 

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Wood - Animal Collection - Wildlife
Wood - Asian - Culture
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Walking - Sticks
Wallets
Wraps

Collectibles
Benjarong Porcelain - Thailand

Furniture
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Ottomans
Storage - Trunks & Chests

Handbags
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Handbags - Evening
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Shoulder - bags

Outdoor - Living
Hammocks
Welcome Signs
Windchimes

Photo - Frames

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Coasters
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Serve-ware
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Pitchers
Serving - Trays / Trivets
Table - Linens - Placemats / Napkins
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Teapots

Linens
Blankets - Throws
Cushion - Covers

Musical Instruments - Bali / Java
Musical Instruments - Drums
Musical Instruments - Peru
Musical Instruments - West Africa

Toys
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Shadow Theater - Puppets

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Tree Skirts Stockings

 


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