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Genuine Leather Tote Bag

Genuine Leather Tote Bag

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 Tote Bag

Made with genuine leather and handwoven fabric for a durable and luxurious feel, we consider this our go-to day tote! It's the perfect size to stuff it with all your favorite things and get going for the day. We love the soft green zig zag ikat pattern so you can walk the streets with a one-of-a-kind style.

Comes with a leather inner pocket with a zipper for securing valuables. All outer metal accents are silver-colored. Closes with a magnet.

Dimensions:

Height: 11.5 in

Width: 13 in

Depth: 4 in

 

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

Indigo and turmeric-dyed cotton, genuine leather.

The outer weave is made on a backstrap loom. The color is an ikat warp dyed in indigo and turmeric. The indigo is a lighter hue, and the effect when dyed over the turmeric is a beautiful rich yet softer green. The inner lining is made of repurposed material from a cotton skirt.

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