This striking handbag is made with cotton fabric handwoven on a backstrap loom. It has a front zip pocket as well as pockets inside for organizing your things. It's a stylish accessory for any outfit and is perfect for any outing. The bag measures 19 inches wide across the top and is slightly less than 12.5 inches tall. The base is 12'' x 4''. The blues and grays bag also features an open pocket on the back side of the bag.
The handbag would make a great match with our Long Wallet with Wrist Strap.
The woven fabric for these bags was woven by two different weavings groups in Guatemala:
Tz’ikin Jaay was founded in 1990 by a group of 10 war widows, This tenacious and talented weaving group makes beautiful hand-woven products using the traditional backstrap loom and small foot looms. Throughout the years, weaving has a been a way for the women to support themselves and their families and to aid their community in recovery.
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. With the purchase of this item, you are helping the women in this cooperative to support their families.