Peruvian Handwoven Bucket Bag


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Product Description

This roomy bucket bag features woven bands of indigo and cochineal, with smaller bands of traditional motifs.  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.

This fully-lined bag features one interior zipped pocket, a zipped 11” top closure, and double carrying straps. The double straps and top trim are woven of sturdy warp-faced striped bands. The opening edge is finished with a special Peruvian woven trim nawi awapa.

This bag was woven by Luzmilla Huaman 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: 12″w x 12″h with 4″ bottom gusset; 17″ woven double strap to shoulder
Colors: deep cochineal and indigo with accents of rose, gold, sage


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