100% Cotton Loom Woven Pink Striped Sling Bag from Mexico, "Dawn in Oaxaca"
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Compact and perfectly sized for wearing across the body, this sling bag from artisans Nelson Hernandez and Wendhy Salones of Santo Tomás Jalieza in Oaxaca, Mexico, is handcrafted from 100% cotton. Lines of pastel blue, spring green, tangerine, and buttercup contrast against the main pastel pink color in the purse's loom-woven material; the attractive strap is braided using thread in the same hues. It's easy to organize your belongings by using the nylon fabric-lined interior for larger items such as a cell phone and the exterior compartment for smaller objects like keys and lip balm; both of these sections close with zippers. The flap closes with a magnetic snap.
- 0.20 kgs
- 0.4 lbs
- Bag: 18 cm L x 18 cm W
- Bag: 7" L x 7" W
- Strap: 118 cm L
- Strap: 46" L
- Strap drop length: 50 cm from strap to bag
- Strap 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.