This cute Shantiniketan purse has a red cat face design on both sides. It is hand tooled, hand painted and handcrafted from 100% genuine leather.
Length: 7.5 inches
Width: 3.5 inches
Height: 5.5 inches
Shoulder Strap: 24 inches
100% Genuine leather (vegetable tanned)
PCP free chemicals
ORIGIN AND MAKING:
This purse is a classic example of age-old Shantiniketan craft which was introduced in West Bengal, India during the 1940s. It derives its name from the place where it was first introduced - Shantiniketan and was patronized by Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore who revived a number of crafts that were nearing redundancy in Shantiniketan.
The Shantiniketan style evolved as a result of the Art Movement and these products have now become world famous for their appliqué, batik and embossed craft work.
The process of burnishing the leather gives it an elegant sheen and brings out the