Our hand-block printed Pool Bagh Market Tote is fashioned after shopping totes common in Indian bazaars -- with lots of space (and two pockets!) to carry meditation or retreat essentials or daily shopping.
Artisans hand-block print chattra Market Totes in richly colored prints inspired by the architecture of India's historical palaces, forts and temples, textiles, and spiritual practices. Crafted in ethical workshop in India using traditional techniques.
The intertwining, floral bagh --bagh is Hindi for garden-- print of Pool Bagh Market Tote is inspired by the renowned royal gardens of India’s Mughal dynasties. Bagh designs, typically symmetrical, included astrological and numerology references, running water, reflecting pools, and bird-attracting & shade-producing trees and plants.
Hand-block printed in lovely shade of blue; illuminating orange piping; contrasting inner and outer pockets; adorned with a colorful tassel like those seen on the camels of Rajasthan's great Thar desert.
The artisan's hand work is revealed in each chattra textile, including print density and block alignment; imperfections are characteristic and add to the charm of this traditional technique. Read more about Rajasthan block print methods, and learn about the meaning of orange in Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh faiths.
Details & Care
- 15.5”L x 6”D x 13.5”H
- 100% cotton
- two roomy pockets
- hand-made in India
- machine wash, line dry