Handbags - Handle

Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the World

These Handbags - Handle - 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

Buriti palm tote bag, 'Ipanema' (Brazil)
$74.99

Chic and sleek, this buriti palm bag accessorizes with style. Brazil's Carlos Paiva designs the versatile tote, which is woven by hand and trimmed with quality leather in brown. The lined interior includes a zipper pocket as well as an open pocket de
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Coconut shell handbag, 'Blooming Coconut' (Thailand)
$59.99

Smoothly polished coconut shell is carved into petal shapes to form rows of cheerful blossoms on this handbag from Sasithon Saisuk of Thailand. She accents the bag with jaunty tassels of rain tree wood beads. The bag is fully lined in brown cotton an
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Coconut shell handbag, 'Naturally Great' (Thailand)
$69.99

Albert Einstein once said, ‘«£Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better‘«ō. Thai artisan Sasithon Saisuk take that sentiment one step further by crafting her unique handbags from materials found in nature. Featuring coconu
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Coconut shell handbag, 'Sunflower Garden' (Thailand)
$69.99

An entire garden's worth of sunflowers adorn this pretty handbag from Thai artisan Sasithon Saisuk. The ivory sunflowers and alternating brown rings are hand-carved from natural coconut shell and cover both front and back sides of the bag. Brown cord
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Coconut shell handbag, 'Sunflower' (Thailand)
$69.99

An entire meadow's worth of sunflowers adorn this pretty handbag from Thai artisan Sasithon Saisuk. The myriad flowers are hand-carved from natural coconut shell and cover both front and back sides of the bag. Brown cord tassels with mango wood beads
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Coconut shell handbag, 'Thai Coconut' (Thailand)
$69.99

Carved coconut shell discs take two forms on this handbag from Thai artisan Sasithon Saisuk--some are flowers and some are rings. The alternating discs cover a handbag that is fully lined in brown cotton and has a zipper closure. The bag also feature
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Cotton and mahogany handbag, 'Keraton Green' (Indonesia)
$59.99

The bright and wonderful design of this handbag is by the Lawe Lurik Community of weavers in Indonesia. Specializing in the traditional lurik striped patterns unique to Jogjakarta, they weave the cotton fabric on classic looms. The green handbag with
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Cotton tote bag, 'Samba Chic' (Brazil)
$59.99

Brazil's Carlos Paiva captures the vibrant energy of samba for the design of this handbag. The front and back are crafted with cotton featuring parallel stripes in dark and light green, brown, burgundy, beige and cream. The sides are adorned with nat
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Jute handbag, 'Salvador Nature in Red' (El Salvador)
$109.99

El Salvador's Sandra Barahona designs this trendy jute bag centered by a black wave of a recycled pneumatic inner tube on the front and back. She preserves the tire's natural appearance. Lined with brown cotton, the bag's interior features three pock
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Jute handbag, 'Sweet Purple' (Peru)
$39.99

Casual and very chic, this handbag combines natural jute in purple and ivory. Doris Moya crochets the trendy bag by hand to carry as a clutch or slip over the arm.
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Kente tote handbag, 'Ashanti Ocean' (Ghana)
$99.95

Alex Boakye transforms the millenary allure of kente cloth artistry into a fascinating handbag with rattan handles. Kente patterns in blue are woven by hand from a cotton and rayon blend. The lined interior has a zipper pocket.
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Leather accent buriti palm handbag, 'Nature Plays Chess' (Brazil)
$59.99

Modern and trendy, this handbag is the perfect accessory for contemporary fashion. Carlos Paiva designs the handsome purse, woven by hand from buriti palm leaves into chessboard motifs. The lined interior features a zipper pocket. Trimmed with dark b
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Leather accent cotton handbag, 'Naga Midnight' (Thailand)
$197.99

Woven by hand, beautiful textiles attest to the skill of Naga women, a tribal people from northeastern India and parts of Burma. The weavings are incorporated in this lovely bohemian black handbag from Chirada. Brown leather forms the straps and rein
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Wool handbag, 'Festival of Roses' (Peru)
$119.99

Rosa Maria Castillo evokes a joyous Andean rose garden with this dazzling handbag. Working with wool, she adds colorful handcrafted flowers in orchid, lilac, white and brown. The purse is fully lined with both an inner zipper pocket and a cell phone
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