Artisan Woven Bright Cotton Tote Bag in Tropical Colors, "Tropical Trend"
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This generous tote handbag in sizzling tropical tones is crafted of handloomed cotton. Fully lined, the purse opens to reveal an inner pocket that zips closed. "This collection is inspired by the beach. We want women to carry everything they need in our bags," Women United for Artisan Development explain.
- 0.37 kgs
- 0.8 lbs
- Bag: 34.29 cm H x 53.34 cm W x 20.32 cm D
- Bag: 13.5" H x 21" W x 8" D
- Straps: 59.69 cm L x 3.81 cm W
- Straps: 23.5" L x 1.5" W
- Strap drop length: 26.67 cm from strap to bag
- Strap drop length: 10.5" from strap to bag
The group is a network of many women artisans throughout several communities. They work together to produce large numbers of beautiful handwoven decor accents and fashion accessories, and all support each other in times of need. Overall, there are about 400 women artisans in their network.
With the traditional backstrap weaving techniques taught by their mothers, who learned it from their own mothers, the women incorporate a wide variety of beautiful designs with traditional patterns and techniques.
Several women in the group or their family members suffer from diabetes and other diseases. Some conditions are so severe that they stay and work from home to rest or to take care of ill family members.
Our motivation is strong — our families and our children. We want to be able to send them through school so they can become who they want to be in life, so they can fulfill their dreams.