Large Carry All Purse
With this Large Carry All Purse you can carry everything you need with you and look stylish doing so! The shoulder strap is adjustable. The purse also has a lined interior with 2 pockets and a zippered pocket inside. The main opening has a zippered closure and a front strap with a hook closure makes the purse ultra-secure. The back of the purse has an additional zippered pocket.
Purse measurements: 20" wide and 14" tall.
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.