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Cotton tote handbag, 'Textile Magic' (Guatemala)

The Cotzal Artisan Cooperative is comprised of a group of over 40 Guatemalan women who work together to rise above economic hardship. Working from home, they weave this tote handbag by hand on the backstrap loom from multicolored cotton fibers through a painstaking process for a striped design. They add two straps and an outer zipper pocket for storing small items that is embroidered with geometric bird motifs inspired by Ixil imagery. Two zippers at the top open to items that is embroidered with geometric bird motifs inspired by Ixil imagery. Two zippers at the top open to reveal large inner compartments with a blue cotton lining. read more