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Leather Accented Cotton Backpack from Guatemala, 'Infinite Diamonds'

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Leather Accented Cotton Backpack from Guatemala, 'Infinite Diamonds'

5.0 (artist rating)

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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Forming elegant diamond motifs, caramel combines with chocolate in this backpack from Guatemala. The talented artisans at Women Weavers of Tecpan hand-weave the bag of cotton on the traditional backstrap loom, completed with leather accents and straps. A zipper pocket at the front provides space for storing pencils, phones, and other small accessories. The bag's main interior opens with a belt buckle and drawstring, revealing a cotton lining.

Made in Guatemala

  • 100% cotton, leather accents; cotton lining
  • Avoid contact with water
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • Adjustable strap(s)
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Features a belt buckle closure
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • 0.47 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs
  • Bag: 37 cm H x 27 cm W x 13 cm D
  • Bag: 14.5" H x 10.75" W x 5" D
  • Strap(s): 80 cm min L - x 90 cm max L x 2.5 cm W
  • Strap(s): 31.5" min L - x 35" max L x 1" W
  • Drop length: 36 cm min L - x 42 cm max L
  • Drop length: 14.25" min L - x 16.5" max L
  • Handle(s): 16 cm L x 1.5 cm W
  • Handle(s): 6.25" L x 0.6" W
  • Drop length: 8 cm from strap to bag
  • Drop length: 3.1" from strap to bag
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Women Weavers of Tecpan

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Artfully crafted by Women Weavers of Tecpan from Central America.

 

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Women Weavers of Tecpan

Women Weavers of Tecpan

5.0 (artist rating)

"Our mothers and grandmothers taught us to weave and now it is our turn to teach our children and others… it is so beautiful to feel a part of each family's dreams of progress."

"We are a group of enterprising women who work to exemplify responsibility and to a job well done. Most of us were born... and raised in the community of Tecpán. Not all of us were able to go to school, because not too many years ago, families didn't send their daughters to school. Instead girls were taught housekeeping skills at home.

"From a very early age, we worked in the fields and learned to weave at home. Traditionally, mothers and grandmothers teach their daughters to weave on a backstrap loom when we are little girls. Women also help with farming tasks in order to contribute to the family economy without neglecting the home.

"In 2003, we began working together to learn more about weaving and to support one another in a new project," Gloria Buc explains.

"At first it was really tough because we didn't know exactly what we wanted to sell but, little by little, we designed and developed our own textiles — something different, painstaking made with much love. We began crafting bookmarks and eyeglass cases. On market day, we invited all our relatives to come and buy our work. It went very well, and we received many compliments on our weavings. Eventually, we created new designs and began to offer them for sale in other places.

"As a group, we are always striving to learn, to improve our work and to create new designs. Sometimes it isn't easy to support ourselves and get the funds we need to get ahead, but we work very hard so that our project can continue to grow. We find encouragement and inspiration thinking how, with time and hard work, we can include more and more women from our village and from other communities, too.

"Weaving is a part of our culture and it helps us get ahead as we improve our technique and create new designs. Our mothers and grandmothers taught us and now it is our turn to teach our children and others. This inspires me because it is so beautiful to feel a part of each family's dreams of progress, and of every woman's dream to think that, through our work, our children will have better opportunities than we had.

"All our weavings are created by hand with all our hearts. Thank you for choosing our designs, because you are helping us to feed and educate our children and the families in our communities."

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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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