Color and Light Sunset Caña Flecha Shoulder Bag
There is nothing like the light of a sunrise reflecting off of colorful flowers. This shoulder bag made from arrow cane by the artisans of Divino Niño in Colombia captures that feel in its patterning and color.
With a zippered opening and contemporary flair, the motifs utilized by the Zenú people of northwest Colombia in their handicrafts are wholly traditional. Members of Cooperativa Divino Niño adhere to the process of men planting and harvesting the cane, after which the women dye, weave and braid the materials. Finally the men sew the braids together to make the final product. The Zenú weaving heritage dates back to 3000 B.C. and their early ancestors in the region. The coiled wrapped handle allows for frequent use, and the subdued but fun wood bead accents give it a feel of the tropics. Lined with ecofriendly recycled material, the bag is also dual-sided with a traditional arrow cane design on the reverse.
Since each item is a unique work of folk art, individually crafted by hand, there might be slight variations in color, design and accents from the image shown.
Dimensions: Approximately 11” high; 18” wide at widest point; 5” deep; Strap measures 8” from top of bag to handle arch
"We want to make our art visible to the world, because it is a part of our culture and represents the traditions of Colombia. " Reinel Mendoza of Cooperativa Divino Nino, Cordoba Colombia