Backstrap Basics Tote | Emerald Green A

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Our "Backstrap Basics" tote bag is roomy enough to take shopping, carry your books and notebooks to the library, your meeting, or book club. "Backstrap Basics" are handwoven using both the foot loom and the traditional backstrap loom. The body and lining are a canvas weight fabric woven in cotton on the foot loom. The vibrantly colored straps have been woven on the backstrap loom incorporating traditional Maya motifs.

Zippered pocket & slip pocket in interior.

With handwoven embroidery, each bag is one of a kind. 

13" W x 11" H x 3" D

Handles are 22" (11" drop)

 

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About Mayamam Weavers

Mayamam Weavers create handwoven home goods and accessories for modern living, inspired by the rich colors and patterns and traditional weaving techniques of Mayan culture. As well as beautiful, our products are soft 100% cotton, and durable enough for everyday use.

We began in 2008 as a cooperative of women in Cajolá, a Mayan town in the western highlands of Guatemala. To overcome poverty, the women came together to explore ways to provide jobs within their community, rather than migrate to the U.S. and separate their families. Since then, then cooperative has grown to 20 weavers and seamstresses, all earning fair trade wages while learning the skills to run a business.

The members of the cooperative also have access to on-site preschool, after school tutoring, and scholarships.

Mayamam Weavers in the U.S. is based in Morristown, NJ. We are proud members of the Fair Trade Federation.

We are equally proud to offer products that make a difference in the lives of women and provide a better future for their children.