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Cotton tote handbag, 'Summer Meadow'

Item # 53046
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Evoking summer meadows, Maya women from the Ixoq Ajkeem Association create a charming handbag. The colorful cotton fabric is woven by hand on a backstrap loom. Natural dyes from the chilka plant create the blue-green shades, and cochineal gives the rosy tones. Fully lined, the attractive tote features a convenient inner pocket with a zipper. The bag closes with a button of avocado wood.
  • Features a button closure
  • Dry in the shade
  • Hand wash in cold water
  • Color(s) may vary slightly
  • Eco-Friendly: colored with organic dyes
  • Bag:
       10.5" H x 12.0" W x 1.8" D
       22.0" L x 1.2" W
    Drop length:
       13.0" from strap to handbag
  • Weight: 0.4 lb
  • 100% cotton, avocado wood button. Cotton lining
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Please allow 9 to 20 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

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Artisan: To'ooneel Ixoq

Artisan To'ooneel Ixoq 'We are a group of hard-working, creative and enterprising women with a desire to improve our lives, our families', and that of our community,' says Rosario Mendoza, president of the association. Our mothers taught us to weave when we were only little girls, and they also taught us how to dye threads with natural pigments to protect our environment. In fact, that is our specialty – our weaves are done with cotton threads dyed with tree bark, leaves and fruits. We go by the name To'ooneel Ixoq, which in the Tzutujil Maya language means 'Feminine Development.' We are a very united team, and the most beautiful thing about being in this team is that we support each other, and we encourage members to create their own designs. Our dream is to one day have our own store and a community workshop, because at the moment we work from our own homes."

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