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Love in the Mountains Andean Mountain Couple Cotton Blend Appliqué Shoulder Bag

Love in the Mountains Andean Mountain Couple Cotton Blend Appliqué Shoulder Bag

Regular price $29.95
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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-334106

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.

Peruvian artisan Maria Ramos Sanchez handcrafts this mini shoulder bag with an arpilleria style front, in which cotton blend felt is appliquéd and embroidered to create an elaborate scene. The artisan creates an Andean scene with a loving couple surrounded by flowers enjoying a mountain view under a sunny sky. This lovely, brightly-colored scene is on a saffron-colored background, and the back and lining of the bag are black. The single compartment is secured with a zipper and a long, colorful strap makes it easy to carry the bag over the shoulder or across the body.

  • materials: 70% cotton, 30% acrylic. Polyester lining
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Features a zipper closure
Bag: 6.75 in. H x 4.7 in. W x 0.2 in. D; Strap(s): 47 in. L x 0.3 in. W

Dry clean or hand wash;Dry cleaning recommended

Artisan Information

Maria Ramos Sanchez

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Born in the southern Andes region of Peru in 1959, Maria Ramos Sánchez is a specialist in the creation of beautiful Andean shams, an art which she learned at the age of eight. Her pillow shams are made of cloth fragments that have been hand-sewn together. Ramos enjoys using a variety of bright, cheerful colors to give her art life and energy. She is particularly inspired by Andean landscapes and loves to depict her native picturesque Peruvian highlands. She also creates vests, pillowcases, wall hangings, and purses using this same technique. Ramos is a member of the Arpillera-makers community featured in the photojournalistic volume In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World. The book chronicles the journey of Paola Gianturco and Toby Tuttle, who meet with and share the lives of craftswomen around the world - those women who create art to strengthen their cultures and improve their lives, and the lives of generations who follow.

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.

Shipping

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.

Returns

All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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