This large colorful tote has two broad stripes in olive and and orange with a decorative central band featuring traditional peruvian motifs and a hint of indigo in the accent band. The colors are derived from flowers, roots, insect, and bark. The center pattern is a special motif from Chinchero, a member village of the Center for Traditional Textiles cooperative in the Peruvians Highlands of Cusco.
The durable and finely handwoven alpaca/wool tote 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 eye border called nawi awapi.
This bag was woven by Eulogia Quispe Huaman, a member of the Chinchero village and cooperative member of Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, located in the Peruvian Highlands of Cusco.