Each El Mar Net Bag was handwoven by artisans in the Chiapas Highlands. The durable design was traditionally used to carry wood, corn and other necessities from town to town.
The El Mar Net Bag is made from natural maguey fibres (from the agave plant), making them strong and long lasting. The fibres are stripped, laid out in the sun to dry, then spun by hand on the artisans' thigh and intricately woven to create loops. Once woven the natural fibres are then hand dyed to create the black colour. A removable natural leather strap is knotted into the woven design and is complimented by a vibrant pom pom tassel, handmade by women from the Jolom Mayaetik Women's Weaving Cooperative.
Due to the mass production of other fibres, artisans are not passing this skill down to current and future generations, making them very difficult to source. The El Mar Net Bag is truly a special piece to be treasured forever!
- 100% maguey fibre
- Recycled natural leather strap that will brown after frequent use
- Removable tassel accessory
- Adjustable knotted strap
- Width (not stretched): 25cm
- Height: 26cm
- Strap drop: 55cm
- Apply leather conditioner evenly on strap to protect against cracking