Andean Handwoven Orange and Red Wool Shoulder Bag, "Chacana Cross Messenger"
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A bold Inca chacana star centers this handwoven shoulder bag by Zosimo Laura. Working on a traditional loom, he weaves the intricate motifs in red and orange wool. His inspiration comes from the legendary chasquis, Inca messengers, trained from a very early age to run long distances and traverse the seemingly impossible terrain of the Peruvian Andes. The versatile unlined bag closes with a capirona wood button.
- 0.23 kgs
- 0.5 lbs
- Bag: 30 cm L x 31 cm W
- Bag: 11.75" L x 12.25" W
- Strap: 102 cm L x 1.5 cm W
- Strap: 40" L x 0.6" W
- Strap drop length: 42 cm from strap to bag
- Strap drop length: 16.5" from strap to bag
Zosimo Laura has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $1450. Proceeds were used to purchase wool and cotton yarn for his tapestries and rugs.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.