This medium sized east west tote is a rainbow 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. The use of Ley pallay (also known as supplementary technique) to separate the color shifts is somewhat unusual and highlights the beautiful colors.
The bags has a zippered closure and an interior zippered pocket. The opening edge is finished with a special Peruvian braid. This bag features a double strap for carrying aplenty.
The colors of the rainbow can also be found throughout Chinchero textiles. Chinchero located 45 minutes outside of Cusco on the high plain Pampa de Anta, Chinchero looks out on stunning views where rainbows frequently arch across potato fields during the rainy season.
This bag was woven by Juana Pumayali Quispe, a member of the Chinchero village and cooperative member of Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, located in the Peruvian Highlands of Cusco.
12″w X 12″l ; 4″ bottom