Large Peruvian Shoulder Bag with Pom Poms

$50.00

1 in stock

Product Description

A new riff on the coca bag, this handwoven Peruvian flat shoulder bag is oversized and features a trio of double pom poms.  Sure to be an eye catching accessory for the bohemian spirit waiting to come out!

Chuspa: A Quechua word meaning purse or bag. Men and women have used chuspas in their different forms for more than 2000 years. Some highly decorated chuspas are used only for special occasions, as part of the dancers’ costumes during festivals. Others are simpler in style and are used primarily by men to carry coca leaves. Both men and women use a smaller chuspa to carry money.

This shoulder bag features two bands of traditional Peruvian motifs. The top is open and the edges are finished with Nawi Awapi (eye border).

This bag was backstrap woven by a member of Pitumarca village and cooperative member of Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, located in the Peruvian Highlands of Cusco.

Additional information

Color

red and purple w/design stripes

Fiber

90% wool 10% alpaca

Size

about 10" wide X 11" tall w/three 1" tassels; approx 62" strap

Care

hand wash in cool water; dry flat

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