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Fantastic selection of perfect parasols and brilliant bindis to accessorise an outfit. Included in this section are firm favourites like our Guatemalan friendship bracelets and Indian bindis as well as more unusual items like our Indian fabric umbrellas and Nepalese sew on patches.

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Glasses Neck Strap

Glasses Neck Strap

GU059

£3

 

Finally, the answer to every bespectacled person's prayers! Featuring a clever little loop that attaches to the arms of one's glasses, these lengths of brightly coloured Guatemalan material mean that you will never lose your glasses again.

Total length approx: 68cm
Origin: Guatemala

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Mega Bindi Box

Mega Bindi Box

IN061

£15.60

 

Box of 12 large and elaborate Bindis, each individually packed. These beautiful Bindis come in mixed designs and measure approximately 3cm each. Each bindi is self adhesive and adorned with vivid costume jewels.

Box Approx: 22cm × 10cm × 2cm
Origin: India

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Kusum Fancy Bindi Box

Kusum Fancy Bindi Box

IN007

£43.20

 

Well presented box of 30 packs of fancy, quality bindis imported from India. Individual packs within the box contain mixed styles and quantities per packet. 

Designs Vary
Approx: 12cm × 24cm × 7cm (Boxed)
Origin: India

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Box of 20 Best Quality Bindis

Box of 20 Best Quality Bindis

4046

£19.10

 

This box of 20 high quality bindis features a wide range of ornate shapes and colours. Very popular at festivals, each bindi is self adhesive and presented in its own individual case.

Designs & colours may vary from those shown in the photo.
Origin: India

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Friendship Bracelet

Friendship Bracelet

6104

£1.05

 

This popular product from Guatemala is a traditional hand woven knot craft. According to an old Central American indigenous story, bracelets are to be bought or made for another person. The recipient of a friendship bracelet is then entitled to a wish but must wear the gift until the woven cords eventually wear out and break. Only after the bracelet breaks naturally will the wish come true.

All Colours & Patterns vary.
Origin: Guatemala

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Round Rainbow Friendship Bracelets

Round Rainbow Friendship Bracelets

GU010

£0.60

 

Fine cotton friendship bracelets in vibrant rainbow colours complete with hoop and two ties for knotting onto your friend's wrist. 

Approx: 22cm × 2mm ∅ each
Sold Singly
Origin: Guatemala

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Round Rasta Friendship Bracelet

Round Rasta Friendship Bracelet

GU011

£0.60

 

These fine round friendship bracelets are hand made in Guatemala using bright rasta colours. Perfect for looping around your best bud's wrist.

Approx: 22cm × 2mm ∅ each
Sold Singly
Origin: Guatemala

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Wide Friendship Bracelets

Wide Friendship Bracelets

GU037

£1

 

A wider variation of one of our classic bestsellers, these friendship bracelets are all hand woven in Guatemala. Featuring a variety of designs and colours, these are traditionally given as gifts to one's friend, to be worn until they eventually wear out and fall off. 

Origin: Guatemala

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Flat Rainbow Friendship Bracelets (×12)

Flat Rainbow Friendship Bracelets (×12)

GU014

£7.20

 

Set of a dozen bright rainbow coloured friendship bracelets hand made in Guatemala.

Origin: Guatemala

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Fancy Indian Parasol

Fancy Indian Parasol

IN108

£21.60

 

Skillfully handmade in India, these classy embroidered parasols are perfect for use as a sun shield at hot and sunny summer festivals. They come in a variety of mixed colours and even have a decorated fabric handle.

Total folded length approx: 61cm
Total diameter up approx: 58cm
Origin: India

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Thai Parasol 20"

Thai Parasol 20"

TH010

£10

 

These exquisite Fair Trade Thai parasols are made with vivid coloured rayon (a synthetic silky material) stretched over an ingenious bamboo and wood construction. Each parasol is then hand painted with a delicate floral design. These parasols are designed to protect from the tropical sun and although they look fragile, they are extremely robust.

Approx: 20" ∅
Origin: Thailand

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Thai Parasol 28"

Thai Parasol 28"

TH012

£14.80

 

These exquisite Fair Trade Thai parasols are made with vivid coloured rayon (a synthetic silky material) stretched over an ingenious bamboo and wood construction. Each parasol is then hand painted with a delicate floral design. These parasols are designed to protect from the tropical sun and although they look fragile, they are extremely robust.

Approx: 28" ∅
Origin: Thailand

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Pack of Ten Thai Fans

Pack of Ten Thai Fans

TH013

£21.60

 

Perfect for sunny festivals, these bulk packets of ten Fair Trade Thai fans come in mixed colours. These hand fans are made with silken feeling rayon which is hemmed and glued on a split bamboo construction which is then fastened with a screw and nut fitting. Each fan is hand painted in various fantastic floral designs.

Colours and designs vary.
Origin: Thailand

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Wrist Mallah

Wrist Mallah

NP182

£2.40

 

Simple 28 beaded mallah (prayer beads) with elasticated cord and tassles.

In Tibetan Buddhism it is common for 21 or 28 bead mallahs are often used to facilitate counting when performing prostrations (ritual bows.) They contain less beads than the typical 108 bead mallah so that they are easier to carry around.

Tassle colour varies
Origin: Nepal

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Wooden Mallah Beads

Wooden Mallah Beads

5101

£3

 

Mallah or Malas are a type of Buddhist Rosary. They usually consist of 108 beads which is a very auspicious number in Buddhism. Our best selling mallah is this string of rosewood beads made in Nepal.

Malla beads are similar in practice to a Catholic Rosary and are used to aid meditation and prayer.

Approx Length: 84cm
Origin: Nepal

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Wrist Mallah in Sari Pouch

Wrist Mallah in Sari Pouch

NP227

£3.60

 

A 28 bead set of mallah beads strung on an elasticated cord, perfect for wearing on the wrist. Each mallah comes in its own little recycled sari pouch with a lokta paper info card making it an attractive gift.

Tassel and sari pouch colour varies.
Origin: Nepal

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Handmade Embroidered Faja (Belt/Sash)

Handmade Embroidered Faja (Belt/Sash)

GU041

£40

 

Maya women in Guatemala weave a wide varitey of fajas (sashes and belts) for wrapping around the waist to hold up the skirt. Similarly, a wide variety of styles of cintas are woven as hair ornaments. Both are woven by hand on narrow looms made in dimensions especially for the specific item. Like huipiles, the designs are also often village-specific; though in towns such as Totonicapan and Jacaltenango, a variety of belts and hair-ties are woven for general use throughout the highlands.

Origin: Guatemala

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Guatemalan Faja with Cross

Guatemalan Faja with Cross

GU007

£6

 

Brightly coloured, long hand woven fabric straps in mixed colours and weaves with a cross design and braided tassel ends. These items are a good reflection of Guatemalan culture, highlighting the blend of a now predominately devout Catholic population with the Pre-Columbian Mayan traditions, crafts and skills.

Approx: 140 - 160cm long × 3cm wide
All colours & designs vary 
Origin: Guatemala

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Guatemalan Fabric Straps

Guatemalan Fabric Straps

GU006

£4

 

Long hand woven fabric strap in varying colours and patterns with braided tassels ends. Made entirely by hand on a purpose built narrow hand loom from brightly coloured cotton. They are predominantly used as belts (Faja) by wrapping around the waist and tying a simple knot but they are also used as a hair ornaments (Cintas).

Approx: 140 - 160cm long × 3cm wide
All colours & designs vary
Origin: Guatemala

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Patches

Patches

NP508

£4.80

 

Sew on patches available in a selection of special styles designed by the Siesta team. Perfect for adding that little extra something to a bag, jacket or jeans!

Origin: Nepal

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