Rhys the Red Dragon Bag | Wicker Darling
As of 6 October:
Emily Bronte-saurus and Frank the Sausage Dog (pre-orders placed in late October 2021): arriving in Australia this week. The bags will need to clear customs and quarantine (unspecified timeframe on this - could be up to 3 weeks), and then will be delivered to us.
Banger and Mash Sausage Dog clutches (pre-ordered late April): Complete and ahead of schedule. ETA late October 2022.
Elle-ephant the Elephant Bag (pre-orders late February 2022): Complete, shipping in late September. ETA late November 2022.
Shelby Turtle (pre-orders late March 2022): Complete. ETA late November 2022.
Hootie the Owl (pre-rdered late July 2022): Complete and well ahead of schedule, arriving late November 2022.
Morris the Scottish Terrier, Bone coin purse, Chipolata Keyring (pre-ordered late April): Production should be complete by end of September; ETA late November 2022.
Persephone and Percy Peacock (pre-ordered late May): nearing the end stages of production and thus far ahead of schedule! ETA revised to late December.
Crocogator and Macawley Macaw (pre-ordered late July 2022): ETA March 2023.
Heather Hen (preorders late August 2022): ETA April 2023
Hamlet Hambag and Viola Unicorn (preorders late August 2022): ETA April 2023
Rhys the Dragon (preorders September 2022): ETA May 2023
Our dragon just wants a hug. You wouldn't deny a dragon a hug, would you? WOULD YOU?
We've done something a little different with this particular bag: note there's no handles! Just a long crossbody strap (which detaches, so can be swapped for a strap of your choosing).
Please be aware that in the instance of requesting a cancellation on a pre-order, a $60AUD cancellation fee will apply to cover our administration costs. To learn more, read our full FAQs.
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.
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.
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.