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Sun-Kissed Fields Caña Flecha Shoulder Bag

$ 90.00

 

Flying over the varied landscapes of Latin America is a reminder of all the colors that mingle together on earth.  This jar-shaped shoulder bag from the artisans of Divino Niño in Colombia captures that feel in its patterning and color.  It is a reminder of clear views of lush spanses of greenery and flowers as well as dry mountainous ranges.

With a zippered opening, the bag features traditional motifs utilized by the Zenú people of northwest Colombia in their handicrafts. Members of Cooperativa Divino Niño adhere to the legacy 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. It’s lined with ecofriendly recycled material, and the reverse side of the bag offers horizontal traditional arrow cane designs and colorful stripes to add to its vibrant look!

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 (***Only 1 in stock with brown wood bead accents)

Dimensions: Approximately 15” high; 15” wide at its widest point; 2” deep; Strap is 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 


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