Gifts Upon the Water Vessel Tote Bag - Navy and White

These spacious statement totes were designed by Inspired Natives Project collaborator, Sarah Agaton Howes (Anishinaabe).

Created as an homage to the survival, migration, legends, and gifts of her people, this design features the beloved Manoomin (wild rice) and floral patterns found in her traditional bead work.

  • Heavy weight cotton canvas with waxed, water resistant treatment
  • 16" wide at base, 21" wide at top x 14"H x 5.5"D
  • Black leather straps, 4" strap drop
  • Snap closure
  • 4 open interior pockets made from blue and white striped cotton
  • Available with leather shoulder strap add-on with sliding shoulder panel  to convert a hand held or shoulder-strap bag to a cross-body bag. Measures 41" long (including hardware) x .75" wide.
  • Built by hand by Queen Bee Creations in Portland, Oregon

Sarah Agaton Howes is an Anishinaabe artist, teacher, and community organizer from the Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota. Widely known for her handmade regalia and moccasins featuring Ojibwe floral designs, Sarah owns and operates her own business, House of Howes. She shares her knowledge by teaching beadwork in her community and beyond through classes and video tutorials.

Sarah has been an Inspired Natives Collaborator since 2015. Thank you for supporting Inspired Natives, not "Native-inspired".

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