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Crossbody Bag (Rust-Colored Checkered Ikat Pattern)

Crossbody Bag (Rust-Colored Checkered Ikat Pattern)

Made by Francisca and an Association of Weavers

Regular price $195.00 USD
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  • Guatemala Country OutlineMade in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
  • Handmade by Artisans IconHandmade by Artisans
  • Powered by Women IconPowered by Women
  • Natural Fibers IconNatural Fibers

About the Crossbody Bag

Biking around town? No problem. Bundled up with all the winter layers? No problem. Take the crossbody handbag and go! Made with naturally-dyed and handwoven textiles, this bag combines handmade beauty with utility.

The inner lining features two textile pockets and a leather strap to hook your keys in place. The crossbody strap is adjustable so that you can always be comfortable. The outer backside of the bag comes with a zipper pocket for easy access to your valuables that can be kept securely.

Dimensions:

Length: 14in

Height: 11in

Depth: 4in

Adjustable strap as long as 43in

 

About the Artisan

Traditional Mayan weaving is an ideal way for women to work from home, giving them an opportunity to care for their children while supporting the family financially.

An association of about 15 weavers and dyers at Lake Atitlán in Guatemala is led by Francisca. She is one of the founders of the cooperative and oversees the production of totes, luggage tags, coasters, and other items. The women use a traditional backstrap loom, weaving white patterns on top of indigo in a process called ikat, where parts of the yarn is protected with a resistant before dyeing.

The association is a strong believer in the positive impacts associated with supporting women to have income through flexible at-home work.

Care Instructions

Polish the leather, using a clear polish or oil and wipe it well so it doesn't stain your clothes when wearing.

To clean the Ikat textile, spot-clean by dabbing the textile with a bit of water and gentle detergent.

Materials

Cotton, genuine leather.

Using two hues achieved from local plants, the naturally-dyed cotton is handwoven using a pedal loom for the outer weave. The inner lining is made of repurposed material from a cotton skirt.

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