Half Moon Bag
This Half Moon Bag will become your new go-to bag for work or school, because it's both beautiful and functional. The purse features a zippered pocket on the front and two pouches. The main compartment has a zippered closure and opens to a zippered pocket and two side pockets inside. The back of the purse has two zippered pockets. The fabric strap is comfortable to use and is adjustable. The purse is made using fabric sewn on the traditional backstrap loom.
Purse Measurements: Approximately 14" wide, 12 1/2" in height, and opens to 3 1/2".
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 weaving 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.