Potli Bags

The concept of a potli bag shows the ethnic culture of ancient days. We can modify techniques of stitching and designs and turn them in new collections. It’s great for fashion designers to focus on bag designing.

Potli bags look great in fashion statements with traditional attire. There are different varieties of potli bags such as batua, jhola, pouch bags, shoulder potli, hand batuas. When we wear beautiful saree or some kind of Indian costumes, we need to highlight our complete look with accessories and bags. A small bag is essential to carry a phone, touch up kits, tissues, keys, cards, etc. A Potli bag or a small batua is quite useful as well as enhancing our fashionable glimpse.

Indian heritage and culture show in its artwork and craftsmanship. Where we have a perfect balance between old values with a modern twist. Either way, handloom attires, jewelry crafting, or traditional potli bags crafts artistically unique. Women love Indian Handmade ethnic bags with their traditional outfits.

Inspirational History of Potli Bag:

The bags are famous from an ancient period. In the Vedic era, the potli bag was used by people in their daily lives. In mythology books, we found potli bag was used as a travel bag when Lord Rama went in the forest on his exile for fourteen years with his wife, and his brother Lakshman accompanied them along with a jhola containing clothes, medicinal leaves, fruits, water and the mud of Ayodhya. Few books mention potli bags or jholas that were prevalent for carrying Ayurvedic herbs, foods, clothes, etc. This kind of jholas was used by travelers, saints, fakirs. Nowadays, fashionable potli bags are use for storing money, jewelry, gifting items, carrying paintings, etc. The modern bags are inspired by our old civilization.

Famous Materials:

The batuas are quite famous in North and South India. Divas use these bags for traditional functions, wedding ceremonies, ecstatic parties. These pouches are available in various sizes and shapes. Fashion designers are also making ethnic potli bags and mix n match bags with their clothing ranges. Eco-friendly fabrics, leather material, jute fabric, raw silk, are using to design these bags. Stunning artwork, prints, hand embroidery, stitchwork, and several art techniques used for decorating potli bags.

Red Raw Silk Potli Bag:

Red raw silk potli bag

These potli bags are from my wardrobe collection and design by me. I prefer to wear sarees for a festival or wedding functions. The vibrant red raw silk one is my favorite bag, which looks classy with a red banarasi or a bright kanjeevaram saree. The gold dabka and Mukesh hand embroidery complement the bag with a drawstring, golden fabric balls, and lace strap to hold the bag. The lightweight bag is great to carry my phone and a small makeup kit. This bag is a little specious for use.

Gray n Red By Color Potli Bag:

Gray n red by color potli bag

Mostly we wear ethnic outfits to attend formal functions, to team a simple batua with your traditional attire like saree, salwar kameez, palazzo kurta is a nice option. I designed this bag with a combination of grey and red raw silk. The bag is divided with a thin greenish-grey Patti and lace. Lightweight cod strings handles are easy to hold and drawstrings are decorated with silver and pearl beads. I carry this bag several times for formal gatherings with light chiffon sarees or kurta pajamas.

Golden Brocade Pouch Potli Bag:

Golden brocade pouch potli bag by bong diva

Gifting silver ornaments or small idols in a fabric pouch bag is a good idea. This is a unique way to express love at festivals or weddings. The detailed polka dot in a hue of gold Brocade with crochet lace has a golden tassel drawstring. I designed this customized small pouch potli bag for a gift purpose. On Diwali, these types of pouches are available in the market or you can design this easily. Try these interesting pouches for wrapping your gifts. I am sure people will love these bags.

Flux Leather Potli Batua:

Flux leather potli bag by bong diva

This faux leather batua bag good for multipurpose uses that last for many seasons. Off white leather crafted with small Swarovski and tassels drawstring with golden balls look stylish. However, it’s a great option to put inside the bag small scarfs, coins, makeup kits, or jewelry. These kinds of bags are an ideal preference for gifting dry fruits and chocolates. I gifted this bag to one of my friends on her birthday.

Pearl and Layered Hanging Batua:

Pearl and layered hanging batua by bong diva

Handpick this kind of potli bag this season for Mehendi or wedding functions. The stunning batua is decorated with pearl drawstrings and layered hangings. Meanwhile, the opening edge of the bag stitched with pearl and golden scallops lace is pretty. This beige raw silk bag designed with bright Brocade fabric that harmonizes the sophisticated look with ethnic outfits. I designed this potli bag to carry with my Opara silk saree. The one I wore to my friend’s wedding.

Sequence Potli Bag:

sequence potli bag

The bag enhances fashion whenever you want to show your divine version of you. This 3D hand multi woolen sequences embroidery with soft white raw silk is eye-catching. The vibrant magenta raw silk shows an add on a pinch of color that highlighting brightness. Gold and silver dabka lace on the hand belt increase the flawless look. This batua bag is one of my favorites because I can carry this with my mix n match outfits. The ethnic wardrobe also looks classy with it. Either cocktail parties or wedlock, Diwali or Durga Puja, or any formal functions, people compliment this bag. We like to glimpse decent for festivals, celebrations, hangouts, family functions, and other occasions.


Anyhow, we always search for a complete outlook style and give efforts to complete it. A handbag is really important to carry essentials. It’s not necessary to spend huge amounts on it. You can inspire from your attire and design your DIY potli bags. Simple and beautiful designs can be create with small extra fabrics, it’s a great idea to use them and make pouches or batuas. Gift your pleasant designs to your close one. So Divas! not only outfits but make your gaze different from others and choose your own fashion statement.

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