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Zigzag Night Hand-Crocheted Cotton Handbags with White Zigzags (Pair)

Zigzag Night Hand-Crocheted Cotton Handbags with White Zigzags (Pair)

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-348454

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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.

Learning her craft from a young age, Guatemalan artisan Maria Clara Ixtuc proudly designs this pair of handbags. She works with cotton, carefully hand-crocheting a coin purse and cosmetic bag. The larger cosmetic bag features a solid color in black with a faux leather accent and dangling tassels while the coin purse displays snow white zigzag patterns over its black body. Each bag opens with a zipper to a single-compartment lined interior.

  • materials: 100% cotton, polyester and polyurethane blend synthetic leather; polyester lining
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
7 in. H x 9.5 in. W x 0.8 in. D; 3.9 in. H x 5.5 in. W x 0.4 in. D

Dry on low heat cycle;Machine wash separately in cold water

Artisan Information

Maria Clara Ixtuc

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On the 8th of September in 1982, Maria Clara Ixtuc was born in a small Guatemalan town. From the time she was a child, she became familiar with the world of handicrafts, and her father taught her to craft necklaces, bracelets and earrings with tiny, colorful seed beads.

In school, the girls learned different techniques for weaving, knitting and crocheting and I fell completely in love with these textile arts," she confides. "You can create all kinds of things with different materials.

"My inspiration takes wing when I have the yarn and needles or hook in my hands. This is a wonderful art that has let me bring in an income for my family and help my husband with the household expenses.

"When we were first married, in 2008, things were difficult. My husband drank a lot and I was often alone with our first child. I realized I had to do something for her and for myself. Because I knew how to crochet, I began making handbags in all kinds of colors.

"As time went by, my husband and I were able to overcome all our problems and today, thank God, we are a very close family. We have five beautiful daughters and another on the way. It's my dream to see them grow and to give them an education so they can become professional people."

Maria's husband, Arturo, adds, "Maria is an extraordinary woman with incredible patience. She's a special person. She inspires me to work harder for my family and for a better future for the girls. It is a blessing to have her at my side as my life partner."

"Here in the highlands of Guatemala, it is beautiful with thousands of colors, lovely architecture and warm people," Maria says. "This has always inspired me to design and craft unique and original designs."

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.

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