AKPA Canvas and Kalamkari Cotton Tote Bag

AKPA Canvas and Kalamkari Cotton Tote Bag

$4.17 $10.41

Shipping to United States: $17.35

This is my fusion of natural unbleached canvas and intricate Kalamkari fabric to produce this gem of a tote bag....zoom into the bag pic for the stunning Kalamkari detail.

Handloom Kalamkari cotton fabric I sourced on a trip to rural India to understand local fabric production methods by artisans. Kalamkari (Perisan derived word meaning pen and craftskills) is an ancient hand drawn print work with pen or 'kalam' however also referred to intricate block/screen printing work involving 17 steps originating from parts of India and Iran, an art form in decline as the handmade Kalamkari artisans compete with mass produced textiles. Sarees are also produced using Kalamkari methods.

Limited edition stock as this stunning hand screen printed fabric I sourced from the limited quantities from rural suppliers. The bag is light and is meant for gentle use. Vegetable based dyes used for the Kalamkari fabric. Print may be imperfect due to being handmade. For more information on Kalamkari see Wikipedia

Can be used as a shopping bag, tote bag, hand bag, library bag and of course your holiday trips as it can be flat packed into your handbag as pictured!

Care Instructions - Kalamkari Cotton - Handwash separately in cold water as colours will run for first few washes until it stabilizes which is expected due to vegetable dyes used and production methods. Using a washing machine and dryer is NOT recommended.

Dimensions: 37cm x 41cm, handles 30cm

Dimensions: 14.6" x 16.1", handles 11.8"

Designed by Ajitha


Shipping from Australia

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 4 weeks
  • Europe : 3 - 4 weeks
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 2 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalised orders

I do not customize my bags like screen printing or varying the colours or sizes.

Custom and personalised orders

I do not cater for custom orders.

Care instructions

Jute / Hessian / Juco - is very resistant to dirt and spot clean / gentle sponge to wipe off any marks. The bag has a laminate on the inside and use a wet cloth to clean the inside liner. Using a washing machine and dryer is NOT recommended as the dryer will melt the laminate. Dry cleaning is fine.

Canvas - Care Instructions: Hand wash separately in cold water. Dry cleaning is fine as well. Drip dry. May shrink due to unbleached canvas used.

Textured Cotton: Hand wash separately in cold water and drip dry. May shrink.

Handlooms Kalamkari / Ikkat: Natural pigment dyes used which will run when washed - this is expected due to the age old process and dyes used. Hand wash separately in cold water and drip dry.

Reviews (1)


Just stunning! I love this bag!

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