This roomy east west tote is a rainbow of woven stripes featuring 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 12” 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.
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 Noemi Quispe Huscmayta, 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 13″h with 4″ bottom gusset; 16″ woven double strap to shoulder
Colors: rainbow of naturally dyed colors