DIY Flamingo the Wicker Purse | Wicker Darling


To all of you quietly customising your wicker bags to make them really yours, we see you AND WE LOVE YOUR WORK. To give you an opportunity to REALLY flex your creative skills - and in recognition of our glorious founding bag, Chile the Flamingo - we've brought back the original Chile bag BUT GLORIOUSLY STARK NAKED. Customise her however you like, and may we suggest you not be limited by paint? Glitter her, sequin her, glue feathers to her - just be sure to hashtag us so we can revel in your creative genius!

Product Details

DIY Flamingo stands approximately 13 inches from base to tip of his perfect head; 11 inches from beak to bottom, and 8 inches from side to side. His opening is approximately 5 by 5 inches, and his internal compartment is generously sized to fit your ridiculously oversized smart phone in.

Materials: Rattan, cotton lining, velcro

Lining: loose cotton to take advantage of the internal shape of the bag. Velcro detachable lining (remove lining during decoration)

All handbags will arrive with a hand signed collector card and a bespoke dust bag for storage.

Delivery Date

These flamingos will ship late August 2022!

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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