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Unique Purses From India

Updated on May 26, 2014

Why be generic with your purses? Go unique with International Style

You won't find designer purses in my closet. The simple reason is I got tired a long time ago of seeing the same old same old. I am lucky enough to have a family member who travels regularly to India. He brought back my first purse and I have fallen in love ever since.

Now I have a collection of beautiful unique purses for all occasions. Some are decorated with intricate beadwork. Others have bold designs in brilliant colors. All of them have a special flair which fits my personality. I find myself loving the over-the-shoulder type as it provides practicality for someone who is more than likely to put down a handbag and forget it. There is the other beautiful necessary known as having a bag big enough to hold what I need when I need it.

If you are not sure where to start with branching out into your own India purse collection then these are some of my favorites to get you started. From clutch size to tote, there is something unique for everyone.

Take that Purse on the International - Perfect for Travel

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Visiting the pyramids with my purse in handOn the sea of Galilee boat tour with my purse at the readyI took my little sister's India purse with me to the AFS conference my brother spoke at. Notice the smile at earning a Jr. Ranger badgeSomewhere in Israel. I think at a worship place to the god Pan.
Visiting the pyramids with my purse in hand
Visiting the pyramids with my purse in hand
On the sea of Galilee boat tour with my purse at the ready
On the sea of Galilee boat tour with my purse at the ready
I took my little sister's India purse with me to the AFS conference my brother spoke at. Notice the smile at earning a Jr. Ranger badge
I took my little sister's India purse with me to the AFS conference my brother spoke at. Notice the smile at earning a Jr. Ranger badge
Somewhere in Israel. I think at a worship place to the god Pan.
Somewhere in Israel. I think at a worship place to the god Pan.

India Handmade Embroidered Shoulder Bag with Artisan Flower Motif

My favorite on-the-out-and-about bag is a shoulder handbag. They are easy to pack in suitcases. The zipper feature acts a deterrent to people reaching in and allow for easy handling. I own a variety simply because I feel one is never enough.

India Handmade Embroidery - Hobo / Hippie Shoulder Handbag / Bag - Mustard with Artisan Flower
India Handmade Embroidery - Hobo / Hippie Shoulder Handbag / Bag - Mustard with Artisan Flower

The embroidery is exquisite and stands out without gold threads or sequin decals. The purse is sturdy yet delicate and unique as always.

 

Velvet Embroidered Clutch India Handbag

Every woman should own a clutch handbag. They come with the option of being a shoulder bag or just an elegant handheld accent to an evening dress. This one is perfect for the little black dress we all love so much.

Handcrafted Kutch India Mirror Sling Bag

Sling bags are perfect for carrying books around campus or notes for work. Even small laptops can fit comfortably within the right size. They fit the need while still standing out.

Gypsy Handcrafted Shoulder Bag Kutch India Ethnic Fashion Accessory Mirror Sling
Gypsy Handcrafted Shoulder Bag Kutch India Ethnic Fashion Accessory Mirror Sling

Brilliant rich colors make India bags standout from the standards. This is a Kutch India Ethnic bag which makes it a big more money then the typical one. Worth the extra? Once you put it on, you will agree it definitely is.

 

India Cotton Elephant Embroidery Bohemian Bag

I sport the sling bag with pride. When a purse is beautiful and has just enough room, it is the way to go.

Purple Cotton Elephant Embroidery Bohemian / Hippie Sling Crossbody Bag India
Purple Cotton Elephant Embroidery Bohemian / Hippie Sling Crossbody Bag India

You see elephants in a lot of India purses. They beautify them in all different ways. Like the one here which plays up beautiful embroidery work with sequin beading.

 

On the Go with one of my Favorite India Purses - Where will you go with yours?

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At the Luxor lobby in Vegas before some indoor with a purse meant meant for easy shopping.Of course I can't Renaissance Faire in Anime style without a great purse!Enjoying the summer sun in heels with matching purse.Out on the Las Vegas strip for more...well...shopping of course!
At the Luxor lobby in Vegas before some indoor with a purse meant meant for easy shopping.
At the Luxor lobby in Vegas before some indoor with a purse meant meant for easy shopping.
Of course I can't Renaissance Faire in Anime style without a great purse!
Of course I can't Renaissance Faire in Anime style without a great purse!
Enjoying the summer sun in heels with matching purse.
Enjoying the summer sun in heels with matching purse.
Out on the Las Vegas strip for more...well...shopping of course!
Out on the Las Vegas strip for more...well...shopping of course!

Beaded Handmade India Shoulder Bag in Silk

I love all of my India shoulder bags for the space they provide. I use them when shopping, especially in markets. My purchases fit in my bag so I can enjoy what I'm doing without being weighed down by a bunch of bags.

Embroidery Tote Bag in Maroon from India

I love the patchwork style so much I own several of this type. The strap is long enough to wear comfortably over the shoulder making for easy carrying. I like using them when going out places with friends. They are small enough to not overwhelm and really and to an outfit.

Elephant Design Embroidered Rajasthani Tote Bag

There are times when all I want is a large tote I can use for a carry-on or several nights away from home. I love the extra zipper compartment and zippered pockets inside. They make it perfect for organizing.

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      Tassilyn 

      3 years ago

      It's a real pleausre to find someone who can think like that

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      georgepmoola2 

      4 years ago

      There are some very beautiful designs here.

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