Cochineal Shoulder Bag


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A roomy handwoven, naturally-dyed shoulder bag from Chinchero weavers in Peru.

This colorful handwoven bag has a broad decorative top band. The colors are derived from flowers, roots, insect, and bark. The pattern is a special motif from Chinchero, a member village in the Peruvian Highlands of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco.The durable and finely handwoven alpaca/wool bag is fully lined, has an interior zipped pocket, and strong straps for carrying plenty. It has a zipped closure and the opening edge is finished with a special Peruvian braid–ñawi-awapa.

This bag was woven by Luzmila Huaman Quispe, a member of the Chinchero village and cooperative member of Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, located in the Peruvian Highlands of Cusco.

CTTC works with Quechua women and their families to ensure that their 2000-year old textile traditions continue to thrive, and to aid in economic development.

Additional information


cochineal red w/green design area


90% wool 10% alpaca


about 16" wide X 14" high; 6.5" X 9" bottom gussett; two straps approx. 34" long


hand wash cool water w/mild detergent; dry flat


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