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When we were growing up, my sister and I always dreamt of travelling through India together. Somehow there was always something getting in the way of realizing this dream. When I got the chance to live in Mumbai, India for a few years, my sister visited me and together we went to see the river Ganges in Varanasi. This was an amazing experience for many reasons. One of them being that I got to buy real Benares silk from the source itself!!!

This elephant purse is made of a brocade panel portraying two elephants in the sunset colors surrounding the tree of life. I bought the panel in Varanasi from two brothers calling themselves the silk kings. The quality of the panel is amazing and the only thing I added was the Indian raw silk on the other side of the purse.

The lining of the purse is also made of silk, in matching colors and there are two extra compartments inside for your phone or some change. The Varanasi elephant purse closes with a magnet button and has real leather handles.

Size: 29 x 29 cm (11 3/8 x 11 3/8 inch) exclusive of handles

I just have a few of these panels! If you can think of another use, please do not hesitate to contact me!

I am selling the panels in my fabric shop:

Travelher: I design and craft bags, purses and travel accessories from fabrics and other materials I find all over the world. All my bags are made with love for travelling and fabrics and can be personalized!

If you are visiting me from Europe, there will be a 21% vat added on top of the mentioned prices.

Purse Varanasi India tree of life elephant panel silk


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: brocade, silk
  • Ships worldwide from The Netherlands
  • Feedback: 82 reviews
  • Favorited by: 69 people