Sky Blue Loom Woven 100% Cotton Sling from Mexico, "Blue Heaven"
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This cotton sling handbag designed and crafted by Nelson Hernandez and Wendhy Salones of Oaxaca, Mexico, has enough space for the essentials but is small enough that you won't mind carrying it. The married artisans emphasize that they like to work mainly with natural fibers such as linen and wool; in this case they use 100% cotton thread in shades of tangerine, chartreuse, and sky blue among others and weave them on a traditional backstrap loom to create the cheerful bag with varicolored stripes. The purse has a roomy zippered interior which is lined with blue nylon fabric and one exterior zippered pocket; it also features a flap which closes with a magnetic snap. The colorful braided strap adds boho flair.
- 0.20 kgs
- 0.4 lbs
- Bag: 23 cm L x 18 cm W
- Bag: 9" L x 7" W
- Strap: 119 cm from strap to bag
- Strap: 47" from strap to bag
- Strap drop length: 50 cm from strap to bag
- Strap drop length: 19.75" 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.