Harp Bag with in Green and Brown Fabric
This Harp Bag is an updated version of one of our best-selling bags! Made using fabric woven on the traditional backstrap loom, this harp-shaped wears like a sling-back backpack. The fabric strap is adjustable and comfortable to wear. The front of the bag one velcro pocket. The main compartment is zippered and lined and has one large pocket and two zippered pockets inside. It also features a phone holder on the side of the bag. This bag is the more blue toned version of our two new harp bags.
Bag measurements: Approximately 18" long and 12" wide at the widest point and 7" wide at the narrowest point.
This fair trade purse was a collaboration between two artisan groups, La Estrella and Ruth and Nohemi. La Estrella is a group of eight Kaqchiquel Mayan weavers from the rural community of ChuaCruz, Guatemala. The artisan group was formed in the early 1980's in order to support the widows who lost their husbands during the Civil War. They work on backstrap & foot looms.
Ruth and Nohemi was founded in 1986 after the bombings in the community of Chontala, near Chichicastenango by a Methodist pastor and tailor. By using the weavingfrom the war widows and by teaching their sons to sew, the whole family benefited. The boys received scholarships to attend school, and the widows received improvements to their homes and were able to send their children to school with their increased income. This group supports several artisan groups and community projects with the profits from the sale of their products.