Tamara Aida Diaz had a simple idea: Blend her two loves, art and fashion, to create something unique and beautiful. And there was no better way to illustrate the harmonizing concept than through the art of weaving. A couple days and a few phone calls later, TAMBONITA was born. As it turns out, it wasn’t too difficult to find artisans looking to weave with Tamara. After all, the weaving happens in Venice, California. 

All TAMBONITAs are hand-made by our artisans because we believe in creating fun-luxury TAMBONITAs in a responsible and personalized way. You can pick your style, chain color, and material. We also invite you to Design Your Own, look for the Tab below SHOP.

TAMBONITA handbags are unique, each one is a piece of wearable art. These fun-luxury designs can glam up your day as the sun catches the woven chain, you can watch it glimmer and shine, even more so at night under the lights.

A special thing about these bags is that they can be Upcycled, which means when sent back to our HQ, they can be re-woven in a fresh new color or trim. Your bag can evolve with you, your style and the seasonal trends. This concept keeps jobs in America and less waste in our landfills. That makes all our TAMBONITAs trans-generational. 

Today there are many diverse artisans who work under the guidance of Tamara, hand-making bags from one of the chosen themes and expanding on the 10 styles: Tote, Envelope-Eve & Mini-Eve, Asymmetrical Clutch, Transformational Nita Backpack & Agustina, Hipster (Fanny Pack), Bucket Bag & Tamborine with crochet detailing, and Trapezoid abbreviated as Trap. 

We like to think of it as weaving with a purpose; “To encourage unity and harmony in humanity” a lofty goal, but our hearts and hands are ready to go.


Available at: Veronica Beard, Revolve.com, Anthropologie, Boho Hunter Miami, Desperate L.A., Inland Venice, Spacedust Art Gallery in Silverlake, Katherine Tess in Southampton, I Am More Scarsdale, Menagerie in PA, Katie Frank in Santa Barbara, Aria in Baton Rouge, Nunii in Tel Aviv.

Made by our hands, in Los Angeles. HandMade to order from our website & select stockists. #innovative#slowfashionwww.TAMBONITA.com

About The Author

Sara Nardea is no stranger to the art world, selling her own paintings and curating exhibitions -- from pop art to abstraction and now to art journalism, she is bringing her New York success to the up-and-coming Miami scene. Sara is now a contributing writer and editor at L'Etage Magazine.

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