100% Cotton Pink and Blue Artisan Crafted Shoulder Bag, "Zapotec Patrimony"
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From the Mexican town of Santo Tomás Jalieza comes this loom woven 100% cotton shoulder bag. For married artisans Nelson Hernandez and Wendhy Salones, making sure that future generations in Oaxaca are taught about their Zapotec ancestors and their customs is a top priority; Nelson says that the backstrap loom weaving tradition is, "...something which is being lost in many Santo Tomás Jalieza homes." The striped purse is woven with thread in blush, pale blue, and white tones with a central band featuring a rhombus motif in black; its braided light blue strap is long enough for the bag to be worn across the body. The bag is lined with pink nylon fabric, and features two front-facing zippered compartments on the outside that make it easy to keep the purse's contents organized.
- 0.12 kgs
- 0.3 lbs
- Bag: 18.5 cm L x 19.5 cm W
- Bag: 7.25" L x 7.75" W
- Strap: 120 cm L
- Strap: 47" L
- Drop length: 58 cm from strap to bag
- Drop length: 22.75" 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.