Handwoven Cotton Backpack in Teal from Guatemala, "Sweet Teal"
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Providing local indigenous women with work, Guatemala's Aj Quen association presents this handy and beautiful backpack. The talented artisans work on the traditional backstrap loom, hand-weaving the bag of cotton. It features a teal color with striped patterns. The bag drapes over the shoulders on two adjustable straps and opens with a zipper. Inside, the bag features a cotton lining.
The Aj Quen Association is one of the oldest weaving associations in Guatemala. It was founded as a non-profit development entity in 1989 through the efforts of six different artisan groups from various regions of the country. These groups came together to help preserve their cultural identity and to better market their art.
- 20 grams
- 0.69 oz
- Bag: 34.29 cm H x 22.86 cm W x 8.89 cm D
- Bag: 13.5" H x 9" W x 3.5" D
- Straps: 62 cm min L - x 124 cm max L x 1.5 cm W
- Straps: 24.5" min L - x 49" max L x 0.6" W
- Drop length: 30 cm min L - x 60 cm max L
- Drop length: 11.75" min L - x 23.5" max L
- 100% cotton; cotton lining
- Adjustable strap(s)
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Dry on low heat cycle
- Machine wash separately in cold water
- Features a drawstring closure
- Free Gift Wrap? Yes
- Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
- Made in Guatemala.
- Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.