Flowers of Comalapa

Zigzag Motif Handwoven Cotton Backpack from Guatemala

$67.99
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SKU: 343598
Description
Inspired by the vibrant flowers in the Comalapa region of Guatemala, Mirian Otzin designs this fashionable backpack. She works on a traditional telar de pie, or floor loom, diligently hand-weaving multicolored zigzags and geometric patterns in the style of Mayan textiles. Faux leather accentuates this backpack, which can be worn on two adjustable straps or carried by a handle. A zipper pocket on the front provides space for storing odds and ends. The bag's main flap opens with a belt buckle, revealing a drawstring closure that opens to a cotton-lined interior with a zipper pocket on one side for storing small items.
  • 100% cotton, polyester synthetic suedehes W
  • Drop length: 9.5 inches min L - x 11.8 inches max L
  • Handle(s): 3.9 inches L x 0.8 inches W
  • Drop length: 2 inches from strap to bag
  • Made in Guatemala

Meet the Artist

Mirian Otzin

All the GOOD

  • Caring for Children
    Caring for Children
  • Confronting Adversity
    Confronting Adversity
  • Elder Master
    Elder Master
  • Empowering Women
    Empowering Women
  • Enabling Education
    Enabling Education
  • Job Creator
    Job Creator
  • Microcredit Financing
    Microcredit Financing
  • Moving On Up
    Moving On Up
  • Preserving Traditions
    Preserving Traditions

1 Review

  • 4
    Love the weight and colors!

    Posted by Carol on Mar 20th 2019

    It is bigger than I expected. I was hoping it would be about 50% of the size it is but it is light and holds a bunch of stuff if you carry a bunch of stuff. It has a generous front pocket so my phone (Samsung Note 9) fits easily.

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  • Caring for Children
    Caring for Children

    This artist supports children under the age of 18.

    The Caring for Children Badge is awarded to those artisans who support children under the age of 18

  • Confronting Adversity
    Confronting Adversity

    This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

    This badge is awarded to those artisans who are currently confronting major life challenges

  • Elder Master
    Elder Master

    This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

    The Elder Master badge is awarded to artisans who are practicing their craft at age 65 or older

  • Empowering Women
    Empowering Women

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

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

  • Enabling Education
    Enabling Education

    This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.

    The Enabling Education badge is awarded to artisans currently supporting and providing for the education of their own children or grandchildren, or the children of others in the community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level

  • Job Creator
    Job Creator

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

    The Job Creator badge is awarded to artisans that positively impact their community through job creation and employ 2 or more artisans

  • Microcredit Financing
    Microcredit Financing

  • Moving On Up
    Moving On Up

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

    The Moving On Up Badge is awarded to artisans that have more than doubled their income and improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA

  • 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.

    The Preserving Traditions badge is awarded to artisans who use traditional techniques handed down through the generations, as well as artisans that craft culturally significant items, keeping these traditions alive. "