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Fair Trade Hand Woven Shoulder Bag from Peru, 'Cajamarca Lily'

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Fair Trade Hand Woven Shoulder Bag from Peru, 'Cajamarca Lily'

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Available in 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

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Lily Carrasco designs a stunning shoulder bag steeped in the textile traditions of Cajamarca. The bluish lilac wool bag is woven on a pedal loom featuring bands of pink, green, and blue. Colors are obtained from a combination on natural and industrial dyes. The lined interior includes a zipper pocket and two open compartments and the main bag closes with a zipper.

Made in Peru

  • 100% wool with polyester lining
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • 0.25 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • Bag: 24 cm H x 39 cm W x 7.5 cm D
  • Bag: 9.5" H x 15.25" W x 3" D
  • Strap(s): 62.23 cm L x 2.03 cm W
  • Strap(s): 24.5" L x 0.8" W
  • Drop length: 27 cm from strap to bag
  • Drop length: 10.75" from strap to bag
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Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Lily Carrasco from Andes.

 

Meet the Artist

Lily Carrasco

"But God's hand was present and I was able to come through the many difficulties I encountered as a single mother."

"I was born in Cajamarca, a farming and mining city surrounded by lovely landscapes and above all, where nice people... live. I've always lived here with my parents and siblings – dad is a tailor and mom is a seamstress. As a child I enjoyed sports and handicrafts, and along with my siblings I would diligently do my chores at home to help my parents, who'd be working all day long at their workshop. As I got older I also started helping out at the workshop sewing skirts, blouses and pants.

"I also helped my friends at school with their arts and crafts assignments, which they didn't like, in exchange for them doing my math homework… which I didn't like. I think this contributed to my interest in handcrafts, although it remained silent for a long while given that my parents had worked hard for us to have a profession. I studied to become a tour guide, and later I studied to become a secretary.

"I had a lot of fun growing up with my siblings… the things we'd get into! I really wanted to become a singer but I don't have the voice for it. One day at a friends' reunion I was alone in a room and I picked up a microphone and started singing my heart out when in comes my brother telling me the mic was on and everyone could hear me! I ran out and never returned to the party! Now we all laugh about it… my singing was so dismal that I still get teased.

"The most important thing in life for me is bringing up Daniel, my son. I am a single mother and as such I had to face many inconveniences both from family and society. On top of that unemployment was high at the time. But God's hand was present and I was able to come through the many difficulties I encountered as a single mother. Daniel is my reason for being and I am so very proud of him, especially when I see how he strives toward becoming a man with a profession.

"I put into practice what I had learned from my parents and at school, and picked up sewing and cutting patterns. I reluctantly had to start from zero again, through trial and error, but now my designs start by being prototypes that help me correct what is needed prior to creating the end product.

"My main materials are wool fleece, fabrics, buttons and accessories according to the designs. And now there are two women artisans who work alongside me. My plans for the future include consolidating my venture at a regional level first, then national and then, why not, become international!

"I know I can achieve this if my designs keep evolving, and we plan to incorporate recycled materials, combining embroideries and a great variety of surprises you’ll soon see. I know I can only achieve my dreams through effort, hard work, as well as with the support of those who collaborate with me, never losing sight of the high quality that you, our clients, deserve."

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
FINDING YOUR SIZE

Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.

BUST / CHEST

Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.

WAIST

Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.

LOW WAIST

Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.

HIPS

Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.

NECK

Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.

SLEEVE

Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.

INSEAM

Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.

 

Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

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