100% Cotton Handcrafted Black Multicolored Sling from Mexico, "Trellis"
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An ample interior compartment plus an additional exterior pocket distinguish this practical yet pretty 100% cotton sling handbag from Oaxaca artisans Nelson Hernandez and Wendhy Salones. Daffodil, persimmon, pink, and sky blue are set against an ebony background in the backstrap-woven textile from which the bag is crafted. The material's design is made up of thin colored strips punctuated by a horizontal and a vertical band with a geometric pattern. Both of the purse's compartments have zippers, and for additional peace of mind, the bag's flap closes with a magnetic snap. Black nylon fabric lines the satchel's interior.
- 0.18 kgs
- 0.4 lbs
- Bag: 24 cm L x 18.5 cm W
- Bag: 9.5" L x 7.25" W
- Strap: 115 cm W
- Strap: 45" W
- Drop length: 50 cm from strap to bag
- Drop length: 19.75" 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.