Valle Bag

Our divine Valle Bag was handwoven by Esmirna and her family in Teotitlan del Valle, Mexico. Esmirna's family handcraft each design using incredibly skilled artistic processes that are traditional to their town. The Zapotec motif present in this stunning design represents the cycle of life and death.

The depth of colours used to create the Valle Bag were derived from natural dyes. The beautiful blue shades come from the indigo plant. The wool yarn and natural dyes are boiled together to transfer the dyes and then the colourful yarn is hung out to dry outside. The pedal loom is then prepared to begin the weaving process and create each textile design. This process is traditionally how they make wool rugs, known as tapetes. The textiles were then sewn together with the addition of leather straps to create the Valle Bag, a true work of art!

Details:
  • Naturally dyed wool textile
  • Cotton interior lining
  • 2 internal open pockets
  • Zip opening
  • Leather straps
Dimensions:
  • Width: approx. 36cm
  • Height: approx. 29cm
  • Strap drop: approx. 29cm
Care:
  • Spot clean recommended.
  • For thorough clean: hand wash body of bag in cold water with mild detergent.



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