If you haven’t read my last post, I went on my first trip in a WHOLE year to Assam, India during the month of March’21. It was a fun one week long vacation with my family – my soul was craving travel. While I am yet to really sit down and document my travel tale – I thought I’ll share with you the few but fun local handicrafts that I bought during my travel.
Shirt with Assamese Hand Work –
Red & white is the combination that women in Assam wear on special days. While I didn’t want to buy the traditional saree (because I don’t really wear sarees) but I was intrigued when I spotted this shirt in a handloom store and without second thought picked it up. I usually wear more subtle colours – but I LOVED this instantly.
Cane Bag –
I fell in love with these cane bags the second I saw them – they are quirky and way more sustainable than other bags. I’d love to pair this up with a fun outfit just for photos (:-P).
Traditional Assamese Wraparound skirt –
This is a special buy. I picked it up from a remote river island (Majuli) from a cooperation run by local women who work together to produce these pieces. They didn’t have a lot of variety and were more expensive than other places but it felt totally worth it. And look how gorgeous it is…
Straw Backpack –
Again – how cute is this backpack? It isn’t very big but its perfect for a day out in the city. Again a very aesthetic and fun bag.
Souvenir Magnets –
We always buy magnets for our fridge whenever we travel. We found these tiny magnets representing the local Assamese man and woman – perfect for our fridge door which is over stacked already.
A Wooden Rhino –
If you aren’t aware, Assam is home to One Horned Rhinos and Gibbons (monkey species). It is well known for its national parks and wildlife. Hence, we picked up a wooden rhino as a keepsake.
A Coin Necklace –
This necklace is so pretty and unique. I just had to get it.
Stole with local handwork –
This pretty colour combination!
These are the fun little handicrafts that we picked up on this trip. I’ve been trying to shop less, so this was sort of a splurge.
Which one did you like best? What recent shopping have you done?
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