Coffee & Cotton Weekender Bag


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  • Description

    In the Guatemalan highlands, women still wear traditional Mayan dress. Blouses, called huipils, are woven on a backstrap loom. The distinctive patterns of both huipils and skirts vary by region; they are unique to a place, symbols of identity. This burlap Weekender Bag incorporates upcycled huipil and skirt fabric from Chichicastenango, near the village of Chontola, where workshop of artisan partner group Ruth & Naomi is located. Formed to create jobs for women widowed by civil war, the group continues to provide economic and educational opportunities for the community.

  • Product Details +
    • Burlap weekender bag with upcycled woven cotton exterior pockets and synthetic leather base
    • Synthetic leather base and handle accent
    • 24Wx17H inches; base is 16.5Wx8.5L
    • Features zipper closure; exterior pockets on both sides, with snap closures; interior triple pocket; adjustable and removable strap.
    • Handmade in Guatemala
    • Pocket on both sides, with snap. Inside wide pocket devided in 3. Removable strap

    UPC: 732919507843

    SKU: 8810400

  • The Makers
    Ruth & Naomi

    Ruth & NaomiThe weaving cooperative Ruth and Naomi is located in Chontola, near Chichicastenango. Widowed artisans weave bright lengths of cloth on backstrap looms. Young men, trained as tailors, sew this cloth into finished products such as vests, bags, wallets and briefcases. Read more.


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