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Leather & cotton handbag, 'Casual Flair'

Item # 46931
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Cotton textures in subtle colors bring beauty to a casual handbag. Luisa Villavicencio's family cultivates the fiber in several natural colors. The jade variety is used to create hand woven stripes while brown and white comprise the body of the purse. Trimmed in brown leather, the purse is fully lined and features three inner pockets. The large one runs the length of the bag and zips closed.

The Villavicencio family cultivates cotton in several natural colors ñ jade, brown and ivory, or raw cotton. In fact, people are surprised to learn that no dyes are used. The family is involved in the entire process, from growing the cotton, to weaving it and transforming it into this handbag.

  • Features a zipper closure
  • Bag:
       11.4" H x 15.0" W x 5.7" D
       21.3" L x 0.4" W
  • Weight: 1.0 lb
  • 100% cotton and leather. Cotton lining
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

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Artisan: Luisa Villavicencio

Artisan Luisa Villavicencio 'My story is really the story of my whole family, beginning with my parents,' says Guatemala's Luisa Villavicencio. 'My father was passionate about growing cotton, a crop that originated with the Maya. We work with only three pure colors. Apart from the crude cotton color, we use a seed known as ixcaco that produces brown cotton. We call our third color jade. All the rest of our colors are a result of combining fibers and threads from these three when weaving the fabric.'

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