Batholomew the Bat Purse | Wicker Darling

Expected arrival of April 30, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia
This product is no longer available

We are beyond delighted to introduce you all to Batholomew, Princeling of Darkness! A Halloween flavoured wicker bat clutch suitable for spooky season or all year round, if that's your persuasion!

Batholomew the Bat Bag is our latest bespoke design, designed by Jasmine in Melbourne, and handmade using traditional weaving techniques by our artisans in the Philippines - Batholomew's primary materials are sustainably farmed and harvested rattan, leather, and linen for his lining. 

    Product Details

    Batholomew is 17.5 inches wing tip to wing tip, 11 inches top to bottom. The body space for contents is approximately 7 inches wide by 8.5 inches tall and 5 inches deep.

    Batholomew has a leather shoulder strap that is 48 inches long. The shoulder strap can be completely removed and replaced with a strap of your choice.

    Batholomew has a cotton lining.

    Batholomew is more clutch sized than standard handbag sized: he'll fit a standard smart phone, credit cards, keys, lippie. He's a bit of a diva and is unlikely to accept your chunky purse/wallet!

    Batholomew will arrive with a collector card and dustbag to keep him snug during his hours of slumber.

    Handmade to Order

    Our handbags are designed in Australia and lovingly crafted by hand by our weavers in the Philippines. As such, each and every bag will have minor differences, whether it's in the wicker, leather work, or placement of other finishings. These are not faults, but rather a signature of hand craftsmanship from natural materials, and we consider these minor differences to be what makes every bag a unique piece of art. While every effort is made to photograph the true colour of our designs, monitors may display colours differently.

    Due to our bags being made-to-order, upon occasion our ateliers may need to substitute materials used in the sample designs with different materials due to supply shortages. Where this occurs, the ateliers will do their best to find the closest possible substitute, and ensure the overall design remains consistent with the sample. 

    Shipping Information

    Worldwide complimentary shipping is offered with all orders, and covers your tracking number and full insurance! Customs and other tariffs are the responsibility of the customer. Please email our customer service team at to discuss express shipping rates. 

    We ship once a week, pending Australia Post availability. 

    Australia Post is experiencing significant supply and postage delays, and is periodically pausing collections of mail. While we aim to post our in stock bags ASAP, please be aware postage is likely to be slower than usual as a result. 

    For detailed information see here.

    Payment Plans

    We accomodate Afterpay and PayPal Pay in 4 payment schedules for all orders!

    Our Ethics

    Wicker Darling bags are woven from sustainably, ethically harvested rattan. Our ateliers source rattan from local co-ops and farms to support their communities and to minimise the distance the materials travel. Rattan is sustainably grown, harvested by hand, and by-products are composted. 

    Bags are handmade by traditional artisans, providing employment with a focus on marginalised communities and nurturing traditional skills and handicrafts, and fostering micro-businesses and individual artisans. 

    The overall aim is to reduce our environmental footprint as much as possible, and to provide meaningful, fairly paid employment opportunities to our Filipino artisans. 

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