Grey Floral and Paisley Embellished Cotton Tote Bag, "Paisley Winter"
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Cool shades of grey and off-white form floral and paisley patterns on this tote bag from Indian artisan Harpreet Kaur. The design is screen printed on cotton and then embellished on the front side of the bag with multicolored sequins, beads, and acrylic stones for a touch of color and glamour. The inside of the bag is lined in dark sea green polyester and includes an inner zipper pocket. The bag closes with a magnetic snap.
- 0.36 kgs
- 0.8 lbs
- Bag: 36 cm H x 41 cm W x 12 cm D
- Bag: 14.25" H x 16.25" W x 4.7" D
- Straps: 56.5 cm L x 2.5 cm W
- Straps: 22.25" L x 1" W
- Drop length: 26 cm from strap to bag
- Drop length: 10.25" from strap to bag
Harpreet and her husband have one child that they support.
Harpreet grew-up with a love of Indian textile design, in particular the art of embroidery, which she learned from her mother. Apart from her early maternal lessons, she is self-taught. Harpreet has diligently applied herself to mastering the embroidery and textile embellishment techniques that define her designs. In turn, she has passed these skills to the people who collaborate with her.
Nearly 50 percent of Harpreet's workshop sales are through Novica. This steady income has enabled her to grow her workshop and to provide for the education of her own child and her workers' children.
Harpreet and her husband believe in the importance of education. They provide not only for their own son's education but also for the education of their worker's children.
Harpreet has worked very hard to make her workshop a success. She is now able to employ other artisans in her workshop on a full-time basis.
Harpreet Kaur has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $900.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.