- Authentic: an original NOVICA artisan handcrafted fair trade product.
- Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
- NOVICA works with Maldonado Family to craft this item.
- Exceptional Quality: crafted with care to be treasured as a keepsake for many years to come.
- Product info: Acrylic, Alpaca Wool,
Details: NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we’ll do everything we possibly can to ensure you’re a happy customer. About this item: Warm shades of yellow, red and brown welcome the cool allure of green in a shoulder bag of splendid beauty. The Maldonado Family weaves the alpaca wool bag on a traditional loom after carefully dyeing the threads. The bag is lined, closes with a zipper, and features a small pocket. Bag: 14.5" L x 13.75" W Strap: 49.2" L x 1.2" W Drop length: 22.75" from strap to bag Dry clean only Artificial dyes Features a zipper closure About our Artist: Faustino Maldonado's artistry has been featured in Sunset magazine. Faustino Maldonado was born in Hualhuas. Because his parents and grandparents were artisans, he learned at an eary age to weave on rustic looms, to prepare the warp using the pushca, and spin on the rueca. Since he first started weaving, Maldonado has mastered the art and has immensely improved the quality of his textiles. Maldonado's work is a representation of the art that has been passed down from generation to generation within his family. The family motto has been, I will never let go of either my grandfather or grandson's hands, for what I have learned from the elders, I will teach to the young. Based on this family philosophy, Maldonado and his relatives have been making large bedspreads in high relief without any stitching. They also proudly craft sheep wool and alpaca tapestries, purses, backpacks, cushions, and vests. The Maldonado family's works have become increasingly popular....
Package Dimensions: 15.4 x 13.1 x 1.2 inches