Peruvian Woven Passport Bag

£39.00

A Passport Bag handwoven from alpaca and sheep’s wool by a Quechua woman from Chinchero in Urubamba, Peru

 

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A Passport Bag handwoven from wool (90% sheep and 10% alpaca) which has been hand-dyed using natural colours to create these beautiful, earthy tones.

Made by a Quechua woman from Chinchero in Urubamba, Peru, called Nayda Mamani for a not-for-profit organisation which specialises in preserving the ancient Inca textile traditions and supporting the indigenous weavers.

The Centre works with ten weaving communities in the Cusco region of Peru on a fair-trade basis, supporting Quechua-speaking women and their families through skill-building, community networking and market development.

By also researching and documenting complex styles and techniques of their Inca ancestors, the Centre helps to ensure that 2000-year old textile traditions will not be lost.

I was inspired to open my Shop in Glastonbury by my experience of living and working in Cusco, Peru in 1995-6. It is a dream come true to now be able to support the Quechua women from the area where I lived, who I wrote a campaign article about for The Lima Times in 1995 when I became aware of the high levels of domestic violence they were subjected to.

A new shipment of a variety of different sized woven bags and stunning shawls will hopefully be arriving soon – please email us to be notified when the products have landed in the UK.

This Passport Bag is designed to be worn across the body with the length of the strap from the neck measuring 55cm and the bag resting on your hip.

Additional information

Weight0.06 kg
Dimensions17.5 × 11 × 1.5 cm
Country

Indigenous Community

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