Hippolyta the HippoSold Out
It is with great pleasure we introduce you all to Hippolyta the Hippo! A rubenesque and roly-poly wicker hippo bag, and your new bestfriend for summer picnics, walks in the park, and lounging by the water hole!
This hippopotamus handbag is our latest bespoke design, designed by Jasmine in Melbourne, and handmade using traditional weaving techniques by our artisans in the Philippines - Hippolyta's primary materials are sustainably farmed and harvested rattan, leather, and linen for his lining.
IMPORTANT ORDER DATES
Hippolyta the Hippo is available for preorder from August 24 - please have your orders in by 5pm August 28, AEST!
We are estimating the arrival of these wicker bags in late March 2022.
Payment plan requests are now closed!
UPDATES ON PRODUCTION TURNAROUND AND ARRIVAL SCHEDULE
14 inches backside to tooth11 inches nose to toe22 inch circumference
- Hippo has leather handles long enough to drape from the elbow, attached by gold hardware/d-rings. Comes with a detachable crossbody/shoulder strap (adjustable length - up to 132cm long) which can be clipped to any of the four d-rings.
- Hippolyta has a loose lining to take advantage of the internal shape of the bag - large enough to fit your wallet, a clutch of keys, a very large phone, those three red lipsticks you've always got in your handbag, and that random packet of doodads you know will come in handy one day!
- Our favourite feature! The hippo's tongue is a very cleverly designed, hidden-in-plain-sight coin purse! The tongue is attached by a secure press stud - pop it out to take advantage of the zipper hidden on the underside of the tongue!
- All pre-ordered handbags will arrive with a hand signed collector card, a bespoke dust bag for storage, and a small gift courtesy of another Australian small business/designer.
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, dye/paint work, 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.
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
Need protection for your friend in case of unexpected rain? Just want a cute tote that's designed to fit perfectly in your wicker friend? Why not order our three-pack of Wicker Darling reusable and water-resistant shopping totes! Our totes will be posted out - free of charge - end of August!
Worldwide complimentary shipping is offered with all pre-orders, and covers your tracking number and full insurance! Customs and other tariffs are the responsibility of the customer.