Nilgiri Dhurrie Satchel

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This spacious satchel, crafted from black and white dhurrie fabric, showcases the GI-tagged Toda embroidery and the exquisite craftsmanship by the indigenous Toda women of the Nilgiris. Featuring intricate geometric patterns, the sumptuous texture and leather accents add a contemporary twist to a traditional art form. A detachable leather strap enhances its functionality, blending cultural elegance and practical design.

Packed with love in a reusable cotton dust bag. Care card included.

13 in x 9 in x 3.5 in


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This capsule collection of handbags reimagines the legendary craftsmanship of Toda artisans in collaboration with accessories designer Rachana Reddy, blending their timeless techniques with contemporary flair. This fusion celebrates the elegant Toda art form and presents it in a new light, appealing to modern sensibilities while honouring traditional roots.

The indigenous Toda women from the Nilgiris are renowned for their distinctive, GI-tagged black and red embroidery. Inspired by nature, the pukhoor (motif) embroidery follows the base cloth’s warp and weft thread count, with artisans counting the threads with their fingers by merely stretching the material as they work.

For over two years, we have been working with senior Toda women artisans to reimagine their traditional art form with a modern aesthetic on sustainable fabrics and in new formats. Our goal has been to showcase the exquisite beauty of this rare art form to a contemporary and aesthetically driven audience. This journey is ongoing, and we remain committed to sharing this unique art form with those who appreciate it.

  • Handloom dhurrie cotton exterior
  • Toda embroidered panels
  • Leather handles and detailing
  • Detachable leather shoulder handle
  • Kora cotton lining
  • Zip closure
  • Inner key ring holder
  • Inner sleeve and pocket
  • Accommodates a small laptop/tablet and other essentials
  • Worn as a shoulder tote bag or a crossbody bag


The handloom cotton exterior may be gently wiped with a soft cloth or cleaned with mildly soapy water if necessary and pat-dried.

Real leather embraces inherent imperfections such as scars, scratches, veins, stretch, and branding marks that contribute to its natural beauty. To care for this material, store it away from direct sunlight and humidity when not in use. Clean it occasionally with a soft, dry, or slightly damp cloth and use a leather conditioner if necessary.

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