Multi-Compartment Backpack (More Colors)
This fair trade Guatemalan backpack is the perfect mix of utility and fashion. The backpack has two large main compartments with a zippered pocket inside, a front utility compartment with secondary front pocket with an exposed zipper to give the bag style and function, a zippered pocket on the back, and a zippered compartment on the bottom of the backpack which is perfect for carrying shoes. The backpack has padded adjustable straps for easy carrying, and is available in light brown with tan jaspe accents. Fabric is handwoven using the traditional backstrap loom.
Backpack measures 17 1/2" in height and 13" x 4 1/2" at base.
This fair trade product was created by La Estrella, a group of eight Kaqchiquel Mayan weavers from the rural community of ChuaCruz, Guatemala. The artisan group was formed in the early 1980s in order to support the widows who lost their husbands during the Civil War. They work on backstrap & foot looms. With the purchase of this item, you are helping the women in this cooperative to support their families.