Cotton tote handbag, 'Harvest Joy' (Guatemala)

Woven by hand on a backstrap loom, the fabric for this generous tote takes its colors from natural dyes. The women of To'ooneel Ixoq craft a fully lined shoulder bag with a convenient inner zipper pocket. "We've named this design Alegr a de la cosecha (harvest joy) when we go out to receive what we've diligently cared for with such love," they say. "This is a day of happiness, of much work and sharing."