Cotton shoulder bag, 'Ixil Legacy' (Guatemala)

Warm colors and intricate geometry reveal the beauty of Guatemala's textile legacy, preserved through time by proud women who teach their daughters how to weave on the back strap loom. This admirable shoulder bag from Cotzal Artisan Cooperative is woven by women of Ixil origin working at home. In pink, orange, red, yellow, maroon and fuchsia stripes, the cotton bag includes birds seemingly camouflaged within elaborate patterns in green, blue, red, and white. The birton bag includes birds seemingly camouflaged within elaborate patterns in green, blue, red, and white. The birds represent the harmony between flora and fauna. The maroon cotton interior includes one zipper pocket. read more