A finely woven, medium-sized, stylish bag that has been hand woven by artisans from the Chahuaytire community.
It features on both sides a traditional rhombus pattern that for the local communities represents the "Pachamama" or "Mother Earth", and yet it has a beautiful modern feel to it.
It is open at the top.
This bag is hand woven using 100% alpaca yarn: a mix of soft, high quality alpaca yarn dyed with natural, handcrafted colors and alpaca yarn industrially dyed.
The colors used by the Chahuaytire Community to dye the yarn are natural, handcrafted colors:
- Variations of blue come from the indigo plant.
- Variations of red and orange come from the cactus insect cochineal.
The green color in this bag comes from artificial dyes, but a plant-based green from the chillka plant can be used upon request.
It is 20 cm (7.87") tall (without the fringe) and 22 cm (8.66") wide. The fringe is 17 cm (6.69") long. The shoulder strap is 141 cm (55.51") long with a drop height of 67 cm (26.38").
Natural alpaca textiles should be handwashed in cold water using mild detergent. Let them dry on a flat surface so that they don't loose their shape.
We will only be able to confirm the shipping costs for an order when we know the exact combination of items and the destination address. In some cases items can be added to an existing shopping cart without incurring additional shipping costs.
As an example, the shipping costs when this product is the only item in an order, are:
- $28.92 USD using Express Shipping service to North America
- $12.69 USD using Economy Shipping service to North America
- $32.36 USD using Express Shipping service to Europe
- $12.99 USD using Economy Shipping service to Europe
The Express Shipping service normally requires up to 10 days for delivery and the Economy Shipping service may require up to 25 days, unless there are delays in the customs authority of your country.
We normally dispatch orders within 1-3 working days of the order placement. In some cases we may require more time due to operational difficulties in the region or lack of immediate availability. In such cases we will notify you seeking a confirmation that the extra time required is acceptable for you.
About the alpaca fiber
Alpaca is the natural fiber that is derived from the hair of the Alpaca camelid, a species native to the Andes that lives between 3,500 and 4,500 meters altitude. The indigenous people in the Peruvian Andes have been harvesting the alpaca fiber for thousands of years in order to create a variety of handmade textiles. Good quality alpaca produces luxurious textiles that are famed for being lightweight, warm, strong, hypoallergenic, and for having water and fire resistance qualities.
Here are some other shoulder bags handcrafted with alpaca yarn or sheep wool that are available at the Ya Market.