Looking for a casual, medium bag that also does a world of good? Our Essence hand-embellished shoulder bag is your answer!
This is a medium bag in quality, sturdy black fabric, with a hand-created large green decorative cross-stitch and batik band in front. This beautiful pattern is mirrored at the back with a narrow decorative strip. Hand-made by village ladies making a living with their craft.
Multiple button and zip pockets, inside and out, on the side and back make it super-functional. Zip top. Beautiful and eye-catching.
Get one for yourself or someone else, and know that you're helping to make the world a better place for someone half a world away.
$ 35.00 - $ 65.00
These are rare, elaborate, hand-embroidered with almost microscopic detail, eye-catching wall hangings in jewel colors. Part of the "Eternity" collection, each beautiful piece of art will adorn your walls for years to come. The story behind these is that the elaborate handiwork has its origins in tribal Hmong women's traditional head-pieces. These are truly works of art that the women spend countless hours creating. When some of them were short of money, our partners stepped in and suggested, "Why don't you craft these pieces into wall-hangings?" and the Eternity Collection was born.
You will find that each piece is unique because of this, as they reflect the personal creativity of the village women.
The product ships unframed, and each piece varies size, and shape. Styles reflect approximate product dimensions, including the black border.
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 $ 50.00 $ 45.00
$ 50.00 $ 45.00
Another bag that does a world of good!
This large, artistic square tote comes with colored hand cross-stitch and hand-made hemp fabric bands (in dark blue-and-white, on all bags). This pain-staking craft of hemp fabric creation is fast becoming a dying art among the Hmong villagers. Every bag you buy helps to keep the art alive and the women artists to make a living.
Not only is it beautiful, but it is also designed to be highly functional with a high-quality zip on top, and zippered pockets inside and out, front, and back. A very sturdy bag, washable: wash inside-out using the hand-wash setting.
Decorative trim (hand-embroidered) comes in:
Bag measures 13.5" X 14" X 4". Handle length: about 12"
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 $ 75.00 $ 65.00
$ 75.00 $ 65.00
Stunning large table-runner, made of elegant fabric with beautiful, elaborate, hand micro cross-stitch pattern.
Machine quilted; border hand-sewn. Uniquely combines the American art of quilting with traditional Hmong embroidery.
Available in a variety of colors: green, maroon, brown, blue, and red. Ask ahead for your color preference.
Size: 63" x 16" (approx.)
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 $ 38.00 $ 35.00
$ 38.00 $ 35.00
Stunning large pillow/cushion cover, quilted, with elegant, high-quality, sturdy, fabric and beautiful, elaborate, fine cross-stitch work on the front, generally in the form of a patch. Part of the Ekantha Luxury Collection made in very limited quantities.
Hand cross-stitched, machine quilted, border hand-sewn, padded top. Each uniquely combines the American art of quilting with traditional Hmong embroidery work. A piece of artwork for your living room; sure to be a conversation piece, too.
Some colors are currently sold out: Crimson & green, Plum
Size: 18" x 18" square
On sale $ 20.00 $ 15.00
$ 20.00 $ 15.00
This is a light, easy-to-wear (you'll hardly notice it) pendant has very fine hand cross stitch, predominant color, red, sprinkled with green, blue, yellow, orange, and dark blue. Necklace is black fabric which feels silky to the touch. Tiny silver-colored Asian buttons hold the pendant in place. Necklace is short.
Only a few left!
This eye-catching small tubular pendant has delicate hand embroidery in a predominantly deep ruby-red color, and Chinese buttons (in various colors). As you run your fingers over the embroidery, you are stunned by the intricate ultra-fine cross-stitching, all handmade, each unique. "Patience" indeed. Chain is silky black string, strong and light to wear, with silver-colored metal hook fastener and chain. Chain is approximately 8.5" long. Pendant is approximately 3/4" in width.
As every piece is handmade and unique, the product you buy may not match the photos exactly, but you are sure to be delighted - guaranteed! Only 2 pieces left!
Placid is made as a very eye-catching, stylish, and affordable member of the Ekantha jewelry collection. The tubular pendant has very fine, delicate cross-stitch work, typically in dark red, with accents in dark blue/ black, green, yellow, and white. As every piece is hand-made, it will be unique, but similar in general appearance to the photo.
Pendant is about 1-inch wide X 1/2 inch.
Comes on a medium-length light metal chain, which is about 9 inches when hanging.
This precious necklace has a beautiful tube-shaped pendant hand-decorated with fine, delicate cross-stitch. Each pendant is unique in design, as they are hand-made by village women, but they all have predominantly red patterns, with sprinklings of green, blue, orange, yellow, and white. Pendant is approximately 1" in width.
Metal choker-type necklace has a rope-like design.
Sure to add a sophisticated touch to anything you wear. Only 4 pieces left!
These are high-quality covers with beautiful handiwork in cross-stitch, that are perfect for letting you take your Bible (or other large book - even a tablet) everywhere you go, in a stylishly-adorned cover that you can be proud of, with a carry-handle. Made of quality black fabric, they have a sturdy brass-colored metal Ekantha zipper. Designs are neutral so that men or women can use them. We recommend the blue for men!
One size only (can accommodate most standard large Bibles): approximately 10" X 8" X 1 3/4"
Available in four beautiful hand-stitched designs and color variations: Radiant Sky Blue, Radiant Red/ Pink, Radiant Purple, and Radiant Rose-Pink/ Multi. As with all of Ekantha products, these are not mass-produced, but lovingly made in small quantities.
Makes a delightful, thoughtful gift.
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.
Ever cringe at the sight of that beaten-up, hideous, but essential tissue box in your car, bathroom, or office? Here's your solution! An elegant tissue box cover, quilted, with intricate hand cross-stitch on front, 2 ornamental light-gold Asian buttons on top. Comes in beautiful jewel tones. Can fit standard, rectangular tissue box (120s). Instantly transforms the box and adds a touch of elegance to your home, office, or car.
Ask about color when ordering (blue, red, green, maroon) - they generally match the "Melody" cushion covers; we'd be happy to email you a photo before mailing.
Size: 15.5" X 9" approx.
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.