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Handwoven sling bag, 'Cusco Glyphs' - Hand Loomed Alpaca Shoulder Sling Bag
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Product ID: 402917

Hand Loomed Alpaca Shoulder Sling Bag, "Cusco Glyphs"

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Made entirely by hand, this beautiful contemporary bag showcases the ancestral... more

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Made entirely by hand, this beautiful contemporary bag showcases the ancestral weaving traditions preserved by the women artisans of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco. The compact purse exemplifies the incredible time and dedication it takes to produce a handmade work of art. In the highlands they call home, before they can begin to weave the fabric for the bag, the women must first raise and shear the alpacas and llamas to obtain the wool, then dye and spin the fleece before it is ready to be woven into fabric on a traditional backstrap loom. From start to finish, the time taken to produce each bag spans the seasons. The fully-lined bag closes with a zipper and features an interior zipper pocket.

  • 30 grams
  • 1.06 oz
  • Bag: 18 cm L x 15 cm W
  • Bag: 7" L x 6" W
  • Strap(s): 120 cm L x 1.5 cm W
  • Strap(s): 47" L x 0.6" W
  • Drop length: 55 cm L
  • Drop length: 21.75" L

  • 100% alpaca, acrylic lining
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Hand wash only
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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Roy

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01/18/2022

"Cherished Heirloom"

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This item was all that I expected. It was lovely in all aspects

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Cusco Glyphs, Hand Loomed Alpaca Shoulder Sling Bag

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  • This was a gift for: Granddaughter
  • Occasion: Christmas

Mary

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11/03/2021

"Absolutely Gorgeous!!!"

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Not quite as warm as I thought it would be, but I wouldnt trade it for nothing. I love it. With a good warm sweater underneath it will be fine this winter. I cant tell you just how beautiful it is!!!

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Sallac Artistry, Backstrap Handwoven Baby Alpaca Poncho in Ruby Red

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Julie

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09/09/2021

"My go-to bag for practical beauty"

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I get lots of “wow!” compliments when I carry this purse. The colors are beautiful and the pattern is complex. Overall, this purse is very pleasing to the eye, and also to the touch (not scratchy on your shoulder). The dark blues and burgundy hues are so sublime. Highly recommend!

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Anna

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08/23/2021

"Many, many thanks for the perfect transaction !!!"

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It is the most beautiful hand made shoulder bag I ever had.

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Chrystal

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08/12/2021

"Love this bag!"

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This is a beautiful bag! The colors are gorgeous. I just have to be careful not to set it on my couch because cat hair sticks to it. Lol! My problem. Im very happy with my purchase.

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Diana

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07/07/2021

"My go to bag"

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This wearable weaving is a beautiful piece of textile art. Subtle colors that nevertheless express a vibrancy of spirit. Thank you for making this item available.

Best Uses

  • day to day use for carrying small wallet, keys, IDs

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