Mexican Loom Woven 100% Cotton Pink and Grey Cell Phone Bag, "Zapotec Heritage"
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Nelson Hernandez and Wendhy Salones hand craft this beautiful cell phone bag using 100% cotton fabric woven on a backstrap loom. For these Mexican artisans, creating handicrafts using age-old weaving techniques handed down from Zapotec ancestors in Santo Tomás Jalieza in Oaxaca meant making the tough choice of giving up their professional careers. However, they are determined to pass on this rich legacy to their children; 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." Dove grey, bubblegum pink, and snow white thread is used to create the body of the bag which features fretwork down its center. A grey shoulder strap completes the unlined bag, which closes with a zipper and is perfect for carrying keys and other small objects in addition to a cell phone.
- 40 grams
- 1.41 oz
- Bag: 15 cm H x 12 cm W x 1 cm D
- Bag: 6" H x 4.7" W x 0.4" D
- Strap: 93 cm L x 0.5 cm W
- Strap: 37" L x 0.2" W
- Strap drop length: 44 cm from strap to bag
- Strap 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.