Cotton tote bag, 'Tactic Stripes in Black' (Guatemala)

The artisan women of Tactic, Guatemala hand-weave this tote bag of cotton on the traditional backstrap loom. Mirian Otzin presents the bag, featuring stripes of pearl grey over a body of black. Multicolored geometric patterns that depict a procession of birds accentuate a poppy red band at the center. It opens with a magnetic snap to reveal a cotton lining with a zipper pocket.