Peruvian Cochineal Shoulder Bag

$100.00

1 in stock

Product Description

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

This colorful handwoven bag has broad stripes with  a decorative band. The colors are derived from flowers, roots, insect, and bark. The center 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. Each bag is unique to the weaver who makes it.

Backstrap woven by Juana Huayhua Huayhua, a member of the Chinchero village and cooperative member of Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, located in the Peruvian Highlands of Cusco.

Additional information

Color

red/rust/green/dark purple stripes w/pattern design stripes

Fiber

90% wool 10% alpaca

Size

about 16" wide X 13" high; bottom gusset approx 6" X 10"; double straps about 32" long

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