Artisan Woven Melon Colored Cotton Shoulder Bag from Mexico, "Happy Couple"
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Whimsical male and female figures are crafted as the happy finishing touches of the multicolored braid which accents this 100% cotton shoulder bag from Nelson Hernandez and Wendhy Salones of Mexico. The married artisans craft the delightful tote's material using a traditional backstrap loom; thread in pastel yellow, carrot, apple green, and pale blue is incorporated into a cantaloupe-colored background to form the textile's patterned design. The ample interior is lined with nylon fabric in a peach color and closes with a zipper. An additional zippered interior compartment comes in handy for organizing smaller items such as keys or identification.
- 0.30 kgs
- 0.7 lbs
- Bag: 29 cm H x 34 cm W x 3.5 cm D
- Bag: 11.5" H x 13.5" W x 1.4" D
- Strap length: 54 cm L
- Strap length: 21.25" L
- Strap width: 3.5 cm W
- Strap width: 1.4" W
- Strap drop length: 24 cm from strap to bag
- Strap drop length: 9.5" 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.