Cotton messenger bag, 'Cotzal Birds' (Guatemala)

The hand-woven artistry of this messenger bag is to be forever admired. Women from Guatemala's Cotzal Artisan Cooperative work at home on their back strap looms to weave the cotton bag featuring a terracotta flap with pocket and a purple and maroon body. The flap is adorned with images inherited by their Maya Ixil legacy, such as the milpa (corn), which exalts the beauty of our natural environment and the bird known as Tzichin, believed to attract riches. The maroonts the beauty of our natural environment and the bird known as Tzichin, believed to attract riches. The maroon cotton interior includes one zipper pocket and bag's shoulder strap is adjustable with nickel plated brass fixtures. read more