Ekantha bags come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. What they all have in common: Beautiful and unique, sturdy, made with quality fabric, designed with your convenience in mind, with multiple zip and flap pockets, and all hand-adorned painstakingly by our teams of Hmong village ladies. Each is made in limited quantities.
Carry the creation with pride. Remember: every bag you buy makes possible a livelihood for these ladies!
"Aroma" is the latest addition to our handy small bag collection. It is a versatile, extremely convenient dark coffee-colored pouch. With three separate zippered compartments, it will keep you super-organized. It comes with two straps, one long in case you want to sling it cross-body, and one short and sturdy, if you want to carry it.
Adorned with striking hand-crafted embroidery on the front, made by our hard-working Hmong village ladies.
It is a little larger than our small "Adventurous" pouch, and is perfect for travel - just throw in everything you need - keys, cash, coins, phone, and ID. It is large enough to accommodate even the larger smart phones.
We can't think of anything handier! You've got to get one!
Bag measures: 7" X 4.5" X 2" approximately
$ 35.00 $ 28.00
The "Blossom" very small sling bag (just a little larger than a foot-rule) is designed with three beautifully hand cross-stitched pieces to create a blossom-like effect. Reminiscent of spring and new hope.
Stylish, yet highly functional. Two-zippered pockets and a pocket without zipper in front. An additional zippered pocket in the back. Comes in two colors.
Teens love it as a substitute for a regular ladies' handbag. Everyone else finds it perfect for a quick trip out - throw your car keys, small purse, make-up essentials and a bottle of water - and you're off!
Size: 13" X 9" X 3"
Longest length of strap: 22"
$ 35.00 - $ 40.00
Our very popular backpack! Made of high-quality denim with an eye-catching patch of hand-made cross-stitch and rare hand-made hemp batik fabric. High on convenience and style.
Zippered pocket at the back, buttoned-down flap with decorative patch, another zippered pocket under flap, zippered main compartment, and more pockets and flaps inside, enough to keep you well-organized. Extremely sturdy, yet comfortable back-straps. Additional handy short strap on top, so you can also use it as a carry-bag.
Our customers find it perfect as a gym bag or just a perfect, stylish bag that goes everywhere with them!
Since the patch is hand-made, there are slight differences in colors and designs, but will be pretty close to the pictures here (red, brown, pink (few), dark, and the ever-popular salmon are now back in stock). Hemp batik is blue-and-white for all of them.
Bag measures 17" high and 14" wide, approximately. Each strap is 15.5" long.
Coachwood is one of our more unusual small multi-functional bags. Perfect for you (men or ladies) if you need to be hands-free, but don't want your pockets weighed down with clunky keys, phones, pens, earphones, and IDs. Throw them all into this very sturdy bag.
The bag is black and has a long adjustable shoulder strap, a main zippered compartment with an additional zippered front pocket (with a blue pattern on the front). The back is an extended flap with another zip pocket.
Perfect for tourists or travelers and everyone one with a busy day ahead and errands to run. Sling it over your shoulder and be on your way!
Knowing that your purchase helps poor villagers make a living will give your day an added boost!
Bag is 9" X 6". The back flap adds another 5" height.
Strap: Adjustable length - 55.5"
Our first unisex bag! Just arrived! This is a sturdy, functional messenger bag, large enough to hold an iPad plus a few notebooks for class. The bag comes in basic black and the front of the bag is decorated with subtle cross-stitch and a very special hand-made hemp batik fabric in denim blue.
It has a main top zipper opening, two front zipper pockets, and one front zipper pocket covered by a front flap. Very strong and functional to keep you super-organized, in school or out-and-about. Feeling great, and helping the world.
Bag dimensions: 13.2" x 10.4" x 3.1"
Strap: 1.6" x 55.5" (complete length, adjustable)
On sale $ 50.00 $ 38.00
$ 50.00 $ 38.00
This elegant, beautiful bag was re-designed for this year's collection. It is a medium dark chocolate-brown shoulder bag and has an elaborate purple/pink patch on front, highlighting unique fine-needlework embroidery, hand-stitched by Hmong tribals on superior "ethnic" sack cloth, considered luxurious by them. Zipper to open handbag; bronze-colored rings connect medium-sized handle to purse. Zippered hidden pocket on back, with more functional pockets inside. Each patch is slightly different in design, being handmade, and colors vary slightly too, from pink-ish, to reddish, to purple-ish. Bag is sure to dazzle!
Embroidered patches are designs traditionally found on Hmong skirts, and are used to express the individuality of each lady who wears them. Therefore, they vary somewhat on each purse.
Size: 10" X 13.5" X 4" (approx.)
Strap length: 11"
$ 50.00 $ 45.00
This beautiful black square small tote comes with colored hand cross-stitch and hand-made hemp fabric bands - this is fast becoming a lost art among the Hmong villagers.
Not only is it beautiful, but it is also crafted to be highly functional, with two zippered pockets outside and one inside. There is one additional flap pocket inside and two outside. That's not all! There are two more flap pockets on the side. A very sturdy bag that will keep everything safe and secure, with a zip closure on top.
Bag measures 13" X 13" X 5". Handle length: about 11.5"
Grab this beautiful hand-created treasure before it is gone! Royal Purple is SOLD OUT. We have ONE in Dove-Gray.
*Sorry - other colors are sold out, and we do not expect to re-do this design*
On sale $ 52.00 $ 45.00
$ 52.00 $ 45.00
Denim wide, large tote, cross-stitch and batik band on front, double-zippered pockets inside, zip pocket on back. Very high quality brassware. Has shoulder straps and attachable longer strap, extensible. Cross-stitch and batik color variations: Teal, Violet, Dark blue.
20" X 12" 5.5" (approximately)
Handle length: 12"
Has an additional attachable and extensible longer strap, length: 24"
On sale $ 40.00 $ 35.00
$ 40.00 $ 35.00
This unique and beautiful bag called 'Friendship' is designed with interwoven strips of micro hand cross-stitched patches; symbolizing how our lives are interwoven and how, through our strong relationships, we together become a beautiful fabric - a work of art. Zip-closure. This bag comes in 5 different color designs. All have convenient side-pockets with button-down flaps.
Made of high-quality fabric considered luxurious by Hmong tribals.
Size: 15" X 9.5" X 4.5" (approx.)
Longest length of strap: 22.5" (approx.)
*Friendship Purple and Red are sold out. Please choose one of the other beautiful colors*
On sale $ 30.00 $ 25.00
$ 30.00 $ 25.00
This small-ish and stylish handbag, called "Illusion," is designed with three separate hand cross-stitched pieces made to look like one - an art illusion for the eyes. A bag that was created by our village artists for ladies who have a love for art. Feel creative joy as you walk with a piece of art on your arm!
It comes in a popular green/brown or dark blue/brown.
The purse has ample pockets inside and out. It has short handles and a long-strap is also included. It is our perfect small-medium handbag.
Size: 12" x 8" x 4" (approx.)
Short handle length: 6"
Long strap length: 22.5"
On sale $ 32.00 $ 28.00
$ 32.00 $ 28.00
This ever-popular Robin backpack is back in stock!
It is a delightful small black backpack with cream-colored or ruby red-colored embroidered flap top. The front pocket is also painstakingly hand-embroidered.
Multiple zip-and flap-pockets inside and out keep you highly organized. The backpack seals with a pull-and-tie top closure. Flap top with clasp goes over it.
Robin Red and Robin Gold (the cream one) also have delectable hand-made batik strips on the front. A highly affordable and stylish way to do good. Every backpack you buy helps a Hmong lady earn a living.
On sale $ 50.00 $ 45.00
$ 50.00 $ 45.00
This breathtakingly beautiful large tote, called "Serenity," is created with a balance of hand cross-stitched pieces and color fabrics, reflecting the yearning for balance and peace in our lives. Made on cloth considered luxurious by Hmong tribals. Material: fabric with fabric handles. Each tote you buy connects you, across thousands of miles, with the ladies who make these,
This tote is extraordinarily functional too, having multiple zippered and pocket compartments both inside and outside, designed to organize and hold everything you wish to carry. The tote comes with a zip, keeping everything secure and giving you much peace of mind. Comes in three colors: malted milk tan/pacific blue/ bark brown; burgundy/ sea-green/ butterscotch cream; and dark chocolate brown /chili red/ milky chocolate beige
Size: 17" X 14" X 3.5" approx.
Longest length of handle: 12.5" approx.