This medium sized east west tote is a potpourri of woven stripes. The unique colors are achieved by natural dyes extracted from flowers, insects, barks and roots. The stripes vary in width and in color pattern, based on the weaver who made it, making each bag unique, just like the rainbow.
At the top of the bag the use of Ley pallay (also known as supplementary technique) to separate the color shifts is somewhat unusual and highlights the beautiful colors.
This fully-lined bag features one interior zipped pocket, a zipped 12” 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 Epifania Choque Quispe, a member of the Chinchero community and cooperative member of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Peru.
Fiber: 90% wool, 10% alpaca
Size: 13″w x 11″h with 4″ bottom gusset; 16″ woven double strap to shoulder
Colors: rusts with accents in cochineal, indigo and dark green