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Batik cotton tote handbag, 'Azure Zigzag' (India)

Patterns of buff and azure zigzag their way across the surface of this tote handbag, crafted from 100% cotton with black sides and straps. India's Rajnandinee and Srabonti apply the designs using the daboo, or mud batik method, where a mud resist is applied to the fabric before submerging it in vats of dye. The bag opens at the top with a zipper to reveal a black polyester lining with two open pockets and a single zipper pocket.