This large sized east west bag is a rainbow of woven stripes. The unique colors are achieved by natural dyes extracted from flowers, insects, barks and roots. Backstrap woven by artisan, Nicolasa Tecsi Mamani from Santa Cruz de Sallac, a highland village member of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC). 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 bag has a zippered closure and an interior zippered pocket with a black lining. The opening edge is finished with a special Peruvian braid.
The artisans are members of the Center for Traditional Textiles in Cusco, Peru. CTTC works with Quechua women and their families to ensure that their 2000-year old textile traditions continue to thrive, and to aid in economic development.