Textile Leather Purse (Violet)
Make a statement in this go everywhere leather messenger bag. The gorgeous showpiece textile was handwoven by the woman of San Juan Chamula, using the traditional waist strap loom, their sturdy fingers delicately weaving every intricate design to life. The bag is cut from genuine leather from León, Guanajuato, each bag is stitched by hand and features a hand-braided adjustable shoulder strap, and magnetic closure. Take it to a concert, a festival, a day out and about, or a night out with some friends.
$89.00 Member Price / $110.00 $120.00 Retail
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- (1) Leather Shoulder Purse with Textile: Measures: 9 3/4" h x 10 1/4" w x 2/5" d
- (1) Removable Double Braided Leather Strap: Measures 46" length
- Features Magnetic Closure Clasp
Your Purchase Makes a Difference:
- Artisan Made
- Woman Empowerment
- Preserves Tradition
- Job Creator
- Hecho en Mexico
About the artisan:
The leather purse features textile weaving, from a cooperativo of women from the small pueblo of San Juan Chamula, in the Chiapas highlands (7,200 ft above sea level). The town has a population of approx. 3,400 people and 99.5% of its inhabitants speak Tzotzil, a Mayan language of the Tzotzil Maya people who have lived in these highlands for centuries. The town is autonomous, allowing no outside police or military and police themselves. The primary source of income for the men is the agriculture of corn, beans, and potatoes. While the women are the keepers of their textile traditions and pass down their knowledge to the next generation.