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bunai : linen kantha stitched tote


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Bunai is a small, family-owned and managed business in India, creating unique bags and purses using vintage textiles. Hand sourced by the Gupta family on their travels through regional India, these original hand woven fabrics convey generations of traditional dying expertise and stunning pattern making, alive with warmth and bold design. Carefully reworked into new bags and purses, a piece from this collection joyfully preserves the rich cultural heritage of these textiles and their makers.

In quintessentially flax-toned raw linen, this beautiful bag has the kind of understated textural beauty which calls out to be touched. Fully lined in rich, indigo-saturated kantha cotton with a generous pocket, it can also be worn reverse-side out when you’re in a colourful mood. Generous, reinforced handles and Bunai’s signature tiny brass button detail testify to the exceptional craftsmanship behind this stunning piece. 

Please note that natural indigo dye may sometimes transfer colour to lighter fabrics.  

made in India

colour : flax outer, indigo dyed inner

materials : linen outer, cotton inner

measurements : 

  • height of bag without handle : 36 cm
  • width across : 56 cm
  • gusset depth : 20cm

care instructions : carefully handwash your bag in cold water with a gentle detergent such as castile soap. Reshape while damp and dry flat in the shade. Please do not spot clean or use stain removers on these vintage fabrics.