Hand Woven 100% Cotton Cell Phone Bag with Diamond Motif, "Purple Diamonds"
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Nelson Hernandez and Wendhy Salones from Oaxaca craft this 100% cotton cell phone bag using time-honored Zapotec weaving methods. For the Mexican artisans, creating handicrafts the way their Zapotec ancestors did in their home of Santo Tomás Jalieza is something they not only do themselves but also plan to pass on to their children and to others. Says Nelson, "We dream of being able to contribute to the development of the community...spending time teaching the backstrap loom weaving tradition, something which is being lost in many Santo Tomás Jalieza homes." The compact bag is small enough to be lightweight and easy to carry with the purple shoulder strap but large enough to keep a cell phone, money and keys at hand. Using a backstrap loom, the artisans weave fuchsia, boysenberry, and white threads to make the pouch which is unlined and has a zipper closure.
- 40 grams
- 1.41 oz
- Bag: 14 cm L x 12 cm W
- Bag: 5.5" L x 4.7" W
- Strap: 95 cm L
- Strap: 37" L
- Drop length: 44 cm from strap to bag
- Drop length: 17.25" 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.