Navy Purse with Chain Strap
This purse has a beautiful navy and white pattern covering the exterior of the bag and a fashionable chain strap. It includes a pull cord closure and 2 additional pockets both with zipper closures. The size of this bag is approximately 15 inches wide, 10 inches long, and 6.5 inches deep.
This fair trade Guatemalan bag is handmade by the artisan group Ruth and Noami. Ruth and Noami was founded in 1986 after the bombings in the community of Chontala, near Chichicastenango by a Methodist pastor and tailor. By using the weavings from 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.