Batik is a process of decorating cloth by covering a part of it with a coat of wax and then dyeing the cloth. The waxed areas keep their color and when the wax is removed the contrast between the dyed and undyed areas gives the pattern.
This shoulder bag is a classic example of age old Shantiniketan craft which was introduced in West Bengal, India during the 1940s. This handmade clutch purse is made from leather. The process of burnishing the leather gives it an elegant sheen and brings out the colors. The major embossing craft is done by hand and is an intricate process. After the final leather made, it is then stitched into the desired product coated with a lacquer finish for making the product shiny and long lasting. The traditional motifs used for these Shantiniketan bags depict the rich cultural heritage of India.