Multi-colored bands with bird and animal figures 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 Patabamba, a community member of the Center for Traditional Textiles cooperative in the Peruvians Highlands of Cusco. The durable and finely handwoven tote is fully lined, has an interior zipped pocket, a zippered closure, and strong straps for carrying plenty. Each bag varies slightly as the overall design is unique to the weaver who makes it.
The double straps and top trim are woven of sturdy warp-faced striped bands.
This bag was woven by Sabina Ojeda Champi, a member of the Patabamba community and cooperative member of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Peru.
Fiber: 90% wool, 10% alpaca
Size: 18″w x 10.5″h; 16″ woven double strap to shoulder; 5″ x 14″ bottom base
Colors: Center gold pleat, deep purple edges with accents of rose, sage, cochineal