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Night Poppies Poppy Embroidered Handwoven Black Cotton Mexican Morral Tote

Night Poppies Poppy Embroidered Handwoven Black Cotton Mexican Morral Tote

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-381782

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.

Black cotton hosts a bright bouquet of poppies in a colorful shoulder bag. Red, tangerine, purple and turquoise stripes add to its festive feel. Working on the backstrap loom, Petrona Perez and the Women Artisans Association craft the traditional Mexican morral, a shoulder tote once used by both men and women. The warp threads are braided then connected to become the shoulder strap.

The reverse side is plain striped cotton.

  • materials: 100% cotton
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Not lined
  • No closure
Bag: 14.5 in. L x 16.5 in. W; Strap(s): 23.5 in. L x 0.4 in. W

Dry in the shade;Dry clean or hand wash in cold water

Artisan Information

Petrona Perez and the Women Artisans Association

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I was born in a small Maya town in the highlands of Chiapas. My mother began teaching me to weave on the backstrap loom when I was very young. Weaving by hand is a tradition in the whole town and we feel it's our duty to preserve this work. In every house you can see families working on the backstrap loom.

I love my work and I love to combine different colors. Each time I create a new design, I find inspiration in my community, in our fidelity to this precious work that transmits the teachings of generation after generation. I remember the warmth each weaving generates in every member of my family. This gives me a beautiful sensation of security that I try to express in each of my designs.

"When we're about to begin a new brocade pattern, we use a glossy thread that adds elegance to the textile.

"When I begin imagining new designs and weavings, I'm better able to evaluate my ideas and feel sure that they'll come out the way I've imagined. But only daily practice has led me to become more creative and continue maintaining the quality of my work.

"At the beginning, I remember it was a time of constant weaving errors and, with infinite patience, my mother showed me how to create a textile that was a pleasure to see. She taught me to trust in my patient and carefully crafted work.

"Most of my family members work with me and we always try to make this a team effort. We complement one another's knowledge in a very responsible way. Each of us works at our own rhythm and with our own creativity, and we organize the work based on experience and weaving style. Each woman who creates a new design teaches the others how to do it and, in this way, we enhance one another's experience.

"Our goal is to continue creating designs that captivate people's sentiments. We want to continue sharing our knowledge with anyone who decides to apply it and preserve his beautiful tradition of our town.

"My desire is to show my work to people in other parts of the world. To inspire someone with to do what he or she loves. To share a bit of the hope I feel when I'm doing what I love."

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.


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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