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Inca Inspiration Wool Shoulder Bag with Suede Trim

Inca Inspiration Wool Shoulder Bag with Suede Trim

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-406046

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

Patterns inspired by ancient Inca textiles adorn this beautiful shoulder bag from Kathiana Quispe in Peru. The handloomed wool bag is complemented by long saddle brown suede fringe on both sides. The fully lined bag features a removable, adjustable suede shoulder strap.

  • materials: 100% wool with suede trim; polyester lining
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Adjustable strap(s)
Bag: 9.5 in. W x 9.75 in. H x 0.3 in. D; Strap(s): 27.5 in. min L - x 50 in. max L x 0.8 in. W

Artisan Information

Kathiana Quispe

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As a girl, I was attracted to the art of design and fashion. It was something passed down from generation to generation in my family.

I was born in 1987 in the beautiful and historic department of Cuzco where the first Andean civilizations were formed with Huari and Tiahuanaco influences. It is also the cradle of the Incan empire and the site of the Vilcabamba Inca during the conquest of Peru. I couldn't be prouder of having been born somewhere so privileged.

"I consider myself extremely creative and responsible, two qualities that define my personality and the quality of my work. My father taught me the family art of tooled leather. I learned a lot of what I know now by working with him. Day by day, I'd see the techniques he'd learned on his own. We lived in the country and I spent my childhood between the workshop, the countryside and the city. My family struggled tirelessly for a better future.

"Starting out on my own was a difficult decision and very risky. I spent a lot of time analyzing the market, designs and trends. I visited craft fairs, looked through catalogs and statistics. Sometimes, I felt I had failed. I had to close my workshop twice because it was unstable. It was hard to stay strong during those times. I made mistakes but, little by little, I found the answers. Practice, steadiness and perseverance were my pillars to keep going.

"What I enjoy the most about my art is that I'm able to combine designs and play with symmetrical shapes. It's a challenge that affects every design. I love that it keeps me creating all of the time.

"My inspiration comes from the silhouettes I create. I love discovering handwoven Andean textiles to go with the embossed motifs, and finding the balance in the shape and depth of my designs. My country, so full of history, in another source of inspiration and I'm proud to share its memories through my leather work.

"I dream of having my own boutique one day with my own designs reflecting Inca motifs and the culture of my beautiful Peru."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

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United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

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