Pleated bands with traditional motifs from Accha Alta border a central solid-color pleat in this unusual and spacious tote. The wool-alpaca blend of fibers are naturally dyed with colors derived from flowers, roots, insect, and bark. The patterns are motifs from the Accha Alta community, the Center for Traditional Textiles cooperative in the Peruvians Highlands of Cusco. Each bag varies slightly as the overall design is unique to the weaver who makes it.
This fully-lined bag with a center-pleated panel features one interior zipped pocket, a zipped 10” top closure, and double carrying straps. The double straps and top trim are woven of sturdy warp-faced striped bands.
This bag was woven by Cirila Quispe Huaman, a member of the Accha Alta community and cooperative member of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Peru.
Fiber: 90% wool, 10% alpaca
Size: 12″w x 11″h; 14″ woven double strap to shoulder; 10.5″ x 4″ bottom base
Colors: cochineal, rust, sage and gold accents