Hand Embroidered "Istaravshan" Cross-Body Shoulder Bag
Grab this unique hand-embroidered shoulder bag for those excursions where you need a small lightweight bag for just the essentials. The embroidery pattern is taken from the traditional suzani style of the famous Silk Road city of Istaravshan.
Limited Edition hand-embroidered design from Armughon Handicrafts of Tajikistan
7" wide; 8" tall; 2.75" gusset
Zippered exterior pocket on backside
Lined with contrasting cotton fabric
Interior & Exterior: 100% Cotton
58" shoulder strap
Magnetic snap closure with handmade beaded tassel
Colorfast; hand wash & air dry or dry cleaning recommended
Armughon Handicrafts is headed by Munira Akilova (at left above), who has a passion for preserving and revitalizing the traditional patterns and ornaments from the Zerafshan River Valley of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in designs for the modern woman. Each piece "has its own meaning." Her designs have received the UNESCO Award of Excellence and have been exhibited at international fairs and exhibitions. She works with a team of impoverished women from rural mountain villages in the Panjakent region of Tajikistan (just across the border from Samarkand) and in the villages surrounding Khujand, helping them to build a future beyond daily survival. Click here for more information about Munira and her Armughon and Arinumcrafts teams.