Discover the Andean Crossbody Bag, made with traditional alpaca textiles by Nieves - an indigenous woman selling her textiles on the streets of Pisac, Peru. This unique piece of art offers modern style with the cultural richness of the Andes. Feel connected to centuries of heritage with this bag.
- Dimensions: small: 8” X 7.5”
- large: 10.5” X 9.5”
- Materials: alpaca wool textile
Meet the Artisan
Nieves, a remarkable artisan we encountered while entering the bustling artisan market in Pisac, Peru, is a guardian of her country's heritage, weaving tradition into every piece of her exquisite textiles.
Hailing from the countryside, Nieves specializes in crafting traditional belts, shawls, and straps. These textiles are not just beautiful; they are integral to the everyday lives of people in rural areas, serving both functional and cultural purposes.
Yet, Nieves remains blissfully unaware of the ever-evolving world of market trends. To her, these textiles are cherished family heirlooms, painstakingly handwoven with techniques passed down through generations. She might not realize that her craft can be adapted for more modern uses, but she certainly understands the profound value of tradition.
We are thrilled to partner with Nieves and embark on a journey to share her breathtaking work with the world. Her textiles are not only a testament to the beauty of Peruvian craftsmanship but also a bridge between centuries-old traditions and contemporary appreciation. Together, we aim to showcase the exquisite artistry in Nieves' work and ensure that her legacy lives on, celebrated by a global audience.