100% Cotton Bohemian Style Striped Sling Bag from Mexico, "Oaxacan Canvas in Black"
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Nelson Hernandez and Wendhy Salones of Mexico present a handmade 100% cotton sling bag with a bohemian feel. Artisan crafted on a backstrap loom, the traditional apparatus used for weaving in this part of the state of Oaxaca, the black textile from which the bag is made is highlighted by thin fuchsia stripes and wide bands of mint green accented with diamond figures. The unlined purse closes with two tasseled ties and has a braided strap. Two black pompoms at each of the lower corners complete the sling bag's styling.
- 0.14 kgs
- 0.3 lbs
- Bag: 22 cm L x 28 cm W
- Bag: 8.75" L x 11" W
- Strap: 133 cm L
- Strap: 52" L
- Drop length: 65.5 cm from strap to bag
- Drop length: 26" from strap to bag
Nelson and Wendhy use traditional Zapotec weaving techniques and have dedicated themselves to passing down their knowledge to their children in order to continue creating culturally significant art.
This artist is working with some sort of disability ranging from mental or physical and includes conditions such as being handicapped physically, or perhaps having a condition such as autism. This is also awarded to artists that employ other artists with disabilities.
Nelson has achieved several awards and honorable mentions, including winning the 2017 National Labor Prize and receiving an honorable mention for the 2018 FOFA Competition and the Benito Juarez State Prize for both 2015 and 2016.
Through perseverance, Nelson and Wendhy have grown their textile workshop. They now provide work for her family members and two neighbors.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Nelson and Wendhy's income allows them to provide a basic education to their children at home.