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Tasseled Blue Alpaca Shoulder Bag, "Cusco Skies"

The cool blues of this beautiful 100% alpaca shoulder bag evoke the Andean... more

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The cool blues of this beautiful 100% alpaca shoulder bag evoke the Andean skies. The bag is crafted entirely by hand by the artisans of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco. They raise the alpacas and llamas to obtain the fleece; shear, dye and spin the wool; and weave the textile on a traditional waist loom. The unlined bag closes with a zipper and features an interior zipper pocket and jaunty tassels on the bottom.

  • 0.12 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • Bag: 30 cm L x 23 cm W
  • Bag: 11.75" L x 9" W
  • Strap(s): 120 cm L x 3 cm W
  • Strap(s): 47" L x 1.2" W
  • Drop length: 54 cm L
  • Drop length: 21.25" L

  • 100% alpaca
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Hand wash only
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Peruicon info
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Marcella

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07/05/2022

"Beautiful shades of blue"

Very well made, soft and sturdy, comfortable to carry

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Cusco Skies, Tasseled Blue Alpaca Shoulder Bag

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Wendy

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10/31/2023

"Unique, artful, beautiful colors, and useful, as well!"

This handbag is absolutely beautiful! The colors are both gentle and calming (the blues and greens) and eyecatchingly bright -- (the beautiful berry/wine colored section down the center, which also incorporates lots of other colors.) This bag has a wonderful texture to it, as well. I love that it was loom-woven, and is also one-of-a-kind. Its sturdy, and a useful size, as well, and easily holds my (large) wallet, phone, and other necessities.

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Ruth E

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07/28/2023

"This is so fabulous!"

What an absolutely beautiful work of art! It is so well made. I was of 2 minds about this but it is well worth the price & I am so happy with it. Please tell the designer how pleased I am!Thank you for your artistryRE Williams

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Laura

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06/19/2023

"Appropriate name!"

This is much roomier than the small shoulder bags, and can hold a wallet and papers as needed. Same soft feel and beautiful colors. A work of art.

Best Uses

  • large enough to hold all the regular suspects for carrying around in a purse

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Laura

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06/19/2023

"Dark blue shoulder bag"

I have bought all colors and enjoy these shoulder bags immensely. I have one as a gift for my sister, too.

Best Uses

  • Keys, glasses, phone

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Laura

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06/19/2023

"Aptly named, beautifully finished"

This or others in this series (as I appreciate the colors and feel so much) are a comfortable, constant companion. I wear it cross-body.

Best Uses

  • Perfect for carrying a phone, keys and glasses

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