Practical, attractive and sure to compliment any outfit is the envelope purse with tassle. Perfect for an evening out or as a tablet/mini-iPad holder. Embroidery handstitched by rural Bengali ladies is creatively worked on the front and back of the purse. The tassled V shape overlap is secured with velcro. The interior of the purse is lined with cotton material and has a zipped pocket and an open pocket.
Measures approx. 26 x 17cm
As every purse is handmade there is uniqueness with every purse.
In the tranquil rural villages of Kushtia, Gazipur and Birishiri in Bangladesh, 140 women are involved in creating exquisite items using the traditional skills of Nakshikantha embroidery. Patience, perfection and creativity are necessary attributes for every artisan who hand works this highly skilled embroidery. By securing markets for their embroidery work, the artisans, many whom are single, divorced or widowed are able to earn an income which is vital in their struggle to survival.
Purchased from the fair trade organization SHOHOJOGITA, a Bangladesh word which means “helping each other”. The principal vision is to help the rural poor, widowed, divorced and helpless women by creating employment for them.
SHOHOJOGITA is a non-profitable and non-government social development organization .
SHOHOJOGITA dreams to establish a free society from exploitation, oppression and injustice as well as a society, where each individual will be able to live in peace and harmony.