These pretty little purses look almost like they're made of stained glass, or some ancient long-lost lacquer technique. You'll be surprised to learn that they're actually recycled plastic bags. These purses are made of a sandwich of heat-laminated reclaimed LDPE bags -- re-laminating them uses much less energy than recycling. They are hand made by cooperatives in India, and fairly traded. Each bag is unique, and they come in a variety of color mixtures.
:: Anarkali Recycled Bags at Overstock.com [by DM]