Glorious Java

Beaded Blue Cotton Batik Handbag Hand Crafted in Bali

$59.99
(19 reviews) Write a Review
SKU: 212255
Description
Two colorful birds wing across this beautiful blue handbag from Wahyu Sulistiani. Created in batik on cotton, the sawunggaling motif depicts the king's favorite rooster, which is a symbol of Javanese beauty and power. Lavish beadwork is applied by hand, and the roomy tote — lined in black — opens to reveal a convenient inner pocket.
  • 100% cotton, plastic beads Cotton lining
  • 0.86 lbs
  • Bag: 10.3 inches H x 11 inches W x 4.7 inches D
  • Strap(s): 18 inches L x 0.6 inches W
  • Drop length: 5.5 inches from strap to bag
  • Made in Indonesia

Meet the Artist

Wahyu Sulistiani

All the GOOD

  • Caring for Children
    Caring for Children
  • Empowering Women
    Empowering Women
  • Job Creator
    Job Creator
  • Microcredit Financing
    Microcredit Financing
  • Preserving Traditions
    Preserving Traditions

19 Reviews

  • 5
    Beautiful Beadwork

    Posted by Kellie on Aug 18th 2020

    I love the design and bright colors.

  • 5
    Treasured handbag

    Posted by Rachel on Jun 16th 2020

    This beautiful item got rave reviews from friends on its first outing, and at least one wanted to know how to get one herself.

  • 4
    Beautiful, but you must be very careful with it.

    Posted by Nicole on Jan 6th 2020

    This is a beautiful purse, however, you must be very careful with it. I am a bit hard on my purses because I take buses and the trolley. After 2 months it started to have some loose strings that I had to cut off. It is not meant to be used every dayy.

  • 5
    AWESOME DESIGN!

    Posted by John on Dec 17th 2019

    Excellent quality!

  • 5
    Beautiful Functional Art

    Posted by Valli on Nov 11th 2019

    A beautiful handbag embellished with gold color beads. I have one of Wahyu's purses in green and it has been wearing and delighting me well. The blue is nice and not too super bright. The embroidery in Bali style is exquisite. Whoever gets this bag is very lucky.

  • 5
    Beautifull!

    Posted by Grissell on Oct 23rd 2019

    This is a beutifull work. I love the color and beadwork. It is a very unique piece and I always get asked about it. The only thing is I wish it had the option of a shoulder strap.

  • 3
    Where are the birds???

    Posted by Judith on Oct 7th 2019

    You can't tell there are birds on the purse. The flowers are what stand out . It does not look like the picture. was kind of disappointed.

  • 5
    Exceptionally beautiful

    Posted by April on Sep 27th 2019

    Very beautiful handbag, good quality, doesn't look "handmade" at all. I love it! The pattern is really beautiful. And I loved the personal card from the artist!! Such a nice thought!!

  • 5
    Batik Supreme

    Posted by James on Jul 20th 2019

    Oh my gosh!!! The work on this bag is magnificent. The colors are so rich and gorgeous. The whole design is fantastic. The hand stitched beading sends it to another level. I've been a lover of batik for 40 years and this piece is just awesome in every aspect. It really is a work of art. I'm the guy who bought this for my wife and I know she loves it every bit as much as I do. This is truly a treasure.

Your Purchase Makes a Difference

  • Caring for Children
    Caring for Children

    This artist supports children under the age of 18.

    The Caring for Children Badge is awarded to those artisans who support children under the age of 18

  • Empowering Women
    Empowering Women

    The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

    The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women

  • Job Creator
    Job Creator

    This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

    The Job Creator badge is awarded to artisans that positively impact their community through job creation and employ 2 or more artisans

  • Microcredit Financing
    Microcredit Financing

  • Preserving Traditions
    Preserving Traditions

    This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

    The Preserving Traditions badge is awarded to artisans who use traditional techniques handed down through the generations, as well as artisans that craft culturally significant items, keeping these traditions alive. "