From Collector to Online Retailer

For years I bought accessories - purses, scarves, totes and textiles in oddball boutiques, bazaars, and mercados. Friends brought me equally unusual gifts from their travels to  Bali, Jamaica, China, Tibet, and Istanbul.  Each item had the same thread of design sensibility --fashionable, yet rooted in indigenous cultures and nature based designs.

When people stopped me on the street and asked where to buy what I was wearing or carrying, it did not occur to me I was doing decades of market research only backwards -- customers were coming to me for information.

I have always loved objects that were designed to stand alone in their own simple beauty, yet also crafted to have symbolism, convey a story, or reflect a shape or texture in the natural world.  Our online INDIGENIE  store was created to offer these kind of products.

Our collection  will grow with every season.  Please check back often or subscribe to our RSS feed for notification of new arrivals. Our blog will keep you updated on our day to day design adventures, where in the world we’re exploring, and preview some of our new items

Also, don’t be shy about letting is know what fashion finds you’ve seen and liked in your travels, and the type of accessories you’re interested in seeing on our site. Photos are always welcome.

An online store for seriously stylish purses, totes and scarves from the far flung Artisan Universe


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  1. We have new scarves.

  2. Check my Travel Blog for updates