Our Lana Bag is for all of the Pom Pom lovers out there. Each design was handmade in the Tzotzil Maya village of San Juan Chamula, Mexico by our artisan partner Veronica and her family.
Firstly Veronica hand selected the sheep's wool, combed the fibres and spun them into threads. From there she prepared the warp and wove each wool panel on a backstrap loom. Veronica then hand stitched the sides together with cotton, before sewing on her handmade pom poms and tassels. She finished off the bag by twisting colourful cotton into a strong shoulder strap and hand knotted it onto the wool bag.
In San Juan Chamula, sheep are considered a sacred animal and are never killed for their meat. However, they are kept for their wool which provides protection and warmth. Sheep are treated with respect, protected, looked after and are mourned when they die, just like members of the family.
The Lana Bag is a statement piece and each design is one of a kind. Wear this beauty with jeans, boots and a comfy knit in autumn and winter.
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