Our Ophelia crossbody is a rectangular side bag made of beautiful vintage Kantha Gudari quilt and high-quality leather. The vintage quilts are in addition to hand embroidery also block printed in various colors. The purse is great for every day to keep your essentials in. It completes a boho-chic look and can spice up any wardrobe.
The dark brown leather protects the purse along all edges, the upper edge featuring a zipper. Inside is lined with a black cotton drill and includes a small zip pocket. Detachable and adjustable crossbody leather strap is included.
Our vintage fabrics are always carefully selected for the best quality. We put extra emphasis on consciousness and fair trade, buying from recognized NGOs and women’s organizations, which empower the rural women of India. Helping them turn their crafts into contemporary work of art and offering them a fair value for their work encourages them to continue passing their amazing skills of tribal handwork to the next generations.
Colors: indigo, off white and turquoise with white stitches.
Bag width: 10 inch / 25.4cm
Bag length: 6 inch / 15.3cm
Bag depth: 3 inch / 7.6cm
Adjustable leather strap max. length: 47 inch / 119.4cm
Strap width: 0.5 inch / 1.3cm
Vintage Kantha quilt
Cotton drill lining
Kantha is an embroidery craft in some regions of the Indian subcontinent. Usually, old saris are layered on each other and hand-stitched with Kantha stitches to make a thin piece of cushion, light blanket, throw. These quilts are used for our Ophelia crossbody bag in a way to highlight their beauty and the hand-work.
We hand pick each blanket and take great care in repairing and dry clean processing before stitching our bags. Because of the vintage character of the material, small defects in the fabric may appear, despite our cautious selection.