icon handOver $127.7 million USD sent to artisans so far!

Similar Items

Product ID: 325655

Natural Cotton and Black Diamond Motif Leather Accent Tote, "Mayan Chic"

This lovely tote bag blends Mayan tradition with today's fashion. The exterior... more

Coming Back!

This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Pre-Order Now!

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Details

This lovely tote bag blends Mayan tradition with today's fashion. The exterior is cotton handwoven on a backstrap loom. Designed by Luisa Villavicencio of Guatemala, the exterior fabric is made from cotton harvested from her family farm. The beige colors are the natural color of the cotton varieties grown on the Villavicencio farm, mixed with black to create a subtle stripe on the body of the bag and a diamond pattern at the top. The diamond pattern is called rupan, which means "dish" and symbolizes the sacred dishes that are used to make offerings to the gods in Mayan ceremonies. The tote bag has brown leather handles and matching leather on the bottom. The spacious main compartment secures with a magnetic snap and is lined with brown cotton with a zippered pocket set into the lining.

  • 0.60 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • Bag: 28.5 cm H x 42 cm W x 11.5 cm D
  • Bag: 11.25" H x 16.5" W x 4.5" D
  • Strap(s): 50 cm L x 1.5 cm W
  • Strap(s): 19.75" L x 0.6" W
  • Drop length: 17.5 cm from strap to bag
  • Drop length: 7" from strap to bag

  • 100% cotton, leather trim. Cotton lining
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • Features a magnetic snap closure
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Customer Reviews

Purchased this? Leave your review.

Artist rating

Total reviews

60

Elaine

Verified Reviewer

04/04/2019

"Very Happy!"

I like this in person even more than the pictures. Love the timeless, casual, global vibe. I Love that the black in the fabric paired with the brown leather give it versatility. The subtle pattern will work with other prints in my outfits. The strap length is perfect for the shoulder bag I prefer. The size is great for me. Generous but not into the tote bag category. Looks well made. I am excited to use it all summer. 2 small issues... for me, more and larger internal pockets would give it more practicality. I might work with a seamstress to achieve that. The leather on one of the straps is missing the dye in places. Im just going to ignore it rather than take a chance on anything I apply rubbing off on my clothing. Still a 5 star offering for me!

Purchased Item:

Mayan Chic, Natural Cotton and Black Diamond Motif Leather Accent Tote

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (1) No (0)

Maria

Verified Reviewer

05/08/2018

"This is a wonderful purse"

I love this purse! Started using it the day I got it in mail! It looks great!

Best Uses

Purchased Item:

Mayan Chic, Natural Cotton and Black Diamond Motif Leather Accent Tote

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (1) No (0)

estherfrancesca

From north carolina

Verified Reviewer

03/26/2019

"Beautiful!"

Love, love this bag! Its big enough to hold wallet, glasses, makeup bag and more. I will cherish it for years. Thank you for designing and making bags like this one!

Purchased Item:

Mayan Chic, Natural Cotton and Black Diamond Motif Leather Accent Tote

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Anne

Verified Reviewer

10/29/2022

"Beautiful handmade bag"

Wonderfully well made bag. Beautiful and unique.

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Julie

Verified Reviewer

12/18/2021

"Thank you, Luisa!"

This purse is beautifully made and I just love it.

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (1) No (0)

Janice

Verified Reviewer

12/17/2021

"Boho bag"

This bag is the best! So well made, every seam, the handles, the inside pockets, all are top grade work! Thank you, Luisa, for the attention to detail! I carry this everywhere with pride. This bag is made of substantial fabric and will last for years to come. Please support this artist, you will not be disappointed.

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (3) No (0)

You May Also Like

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Job Creator

Job Creator

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Luisa Villavicencio has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1400 and the most recent for $2100. Proceeds were used to invest in new raw materials and expand variety of product designs.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Eco-Friendly

Eco-Friendly

This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.

 
icon up
BACK TO TOP

Your NOVICA Packages are Safe and Secure!

NOVICA's response to COVID 19

Every NOVICA item comes with our universal guarantee

Certified clean packing environment

Quality tested and verified by our region teams

Fair trade and 100% happiness guaranteed