Pitumarca Coca Bag with Tassels


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A new riff on the coca bag, this handwoven naturally dyed Peruvian bag features a trio of double pom poms.  Sure to be an eye catching accessory for the bohemian spirit waiting to come out!

Chuspa: A Quechua word meaning purse or bag. Men and women have used chumps in their different forms for more than 2000 years. Some highly decorated chuspas are used only for special occasions, as part of the dancers’ costumes during festivals. Others are simpler in style and are used primarily by men to carry coca leaves. Both men and women use a smaller chuspa to carry money.

This shoulder bag features 90% wool, 10% alpaca blend with traditional Peruvian motifs. The top is open and the edges are finished with Nawi Awapi (eye border).

This bag was backstrap woven by Yeni Huaman Huaraya, a member of Pitumarca village and cooperative member of Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, located in the Peruvian Highlands of Cusco.

11 1/2″ l x 7 1/2″ w;  25″ strap to shoulder


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