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NOVICA Beige Natural Fiber Handbag, 'Shopping Basket'


NOVICA Beige Natural Fiber Handbag, 'Shopping Basket' by NOVICA at Abuja Media. MPN: 168548. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake


Product Description

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer.

About this item: Leather fringe surrounds an original basket handbag. Paul Nurture designs a handbag from natural fibers, giving a second use to corn husks. Conscious of ecology, he weaves the fibers by hand, trimming the piece and covering the handles with raffia. A cheerful cotton lining closes with a drawstring.
Bag: 10.75" H x 18.0" W x 10.25" D
Handles: 18.0" L x 0.6" W
Drop length: 7.0" from strap to bag

About our Artist: I was born in Accra, but my family comes from Obo in the Eastern Region of Ghana. My late uncle, Fred Oppong, taught me to weave with corn husks but after three months, he abandoned the work because it wasn't lucrative. I thought about this skill I had acquired, and decided that I would pursue this art and come up with new, attractive designs. Initially, I was creating small bags and customers were so appreciative of my work. That encouraged me to continue. Other customers also contributed greatly to my work by suggesting ways I could improve my designs. These made me realize my art work is something worth pursuing. I work with all kinds of materials - corn husks, plantain leaves, kente cloth, fabric, leather, plywood, foam, raffia, twine and cotton cord. The corn husks and plantain leaves are mainly used to wrap a local corn dough dumpling called kenkey. After the food is consumed, the husks or leaves are burned. I then thought that if I could increase my production, much of these raw materials would be put to better use. Because the weaving process is done by hand, the bags take time to create. My main challenge is getting machines that I can use in sewing up the bags in order to...

Features & Highlights

  • Authentic: an original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
  • Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
  • NOVICA works with Paul Nurture to craft this item.
  • Exceptional Quality: crafted with care to be treasured as a keepsake for many years to come.
  • Product info: Plywood, foam rubber, corn husk, leather, raffia

Additional Information

Manufacturer:NOVICA
Brand:NOVICA
Color:Beige
Part Number:168548
Publisher:NOVICA
Studio:NOVICA
MPN:168548
UPC:808773179899
EAN:0808773179899
Item Weight:2.31 pounds
Item Size:6.25 x 7 x 7 inches

NOVICA Beige Natural Fiber Handbag, 'Shopping Basket' by NOVICA

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NOVICA Beige Natural Fiber Handbag, 'Shopping Basket'

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Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
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