Beach and office-ready.
This bag is a bigger version of the traditional mochila. It is made from 100% fique of the maguey plant, typically grown in the Andean region of Colombia. It is a very durable fiber, used mainly for hammocks, bags, and ropes for many centuries.
This specific fiber is worked and harvested in the Sierra Nevada of Colombia in the region of Cesar where the Kankuamo indigenous people live. The women of this tribe use weaving and their products as their main source of income. The Kankuamo tribe is one of the 4 tribes that inhabit the Sierra Nevada. Read more on the blog.
Wear the mochila across your body or on one shoulder. Great piece for everyday use. Resistant to all types of weather.
Weaver: Aura Montero, an award-winning master artisan of the Kankuamo community. Doña Aura was granted the Gold Medal of Honor by Artesanías de Colombia.
37 Height / 40 Width / 20 Diameter / strap drop length 46 / strap width 8 (centimeters)
14.5 H / 16 W / 8 D / strap drop length 18 / strap width 3 (inches)
Note: Please keep in mind these are handcrafted, artisanal items, and dimensions and tones could vary slightly. Thank you.
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