Oaxaca Folk Art Sale: Handwoven Handbags

Cochineal on Opuntia cactus, La Palma

Cochineal on a Prickly Pear Cactus

My collection has grown and overtaken me!  It’s time to offer a few pieces for sale.  I have also listed these on eBay, so if you want them please contact me directly to confirm that they are still available.

Cochineal Dyed Hand Bag, Handwoven, $60

This bag has a zippered closing, is lined and an internal pocket.  It was woven at the Bii Dauu cooperative in Teotitlan del Valle.  Bag is 13″ wide x 10″ high.

Cochineal & Wild Marigold Flower Dyed Wool Handbag, $60

This gorgeous bag has straps that are braided and attached to the bag with grommets.  The green leaf embellishments are sewn with beads.  The cochineal ranges from red to deep purple, a gorgeous contrast to the golden yellow derived from wild marigold flowers.  This bag is woven by Pastora at La Vida Nueva women’s cooperative.

ZigZag Motif Handbag, $60

This lovely bag was woven by my friend Rocio at Casa Santiago.  It also has a zippered closure.  Handles are high quality leather.  The luscious purple color is from the bark of the Palo de Campeche tree.  (Photo shows pink, but the color is a softer mauve purple.) The white and grey contrast is from undyed wool.   Bag is 10″high x 14″ wide.

Shoulder Bags by Erasto "Tito" Mendoza, $125 each

These are stunners!  Tito just won an award at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Festival this summer and has been invited to be part of a big Vancouver, B.C. folk art festival.  Choose one or the other bag (or both, if you please) priced at $125 each.  They are woven with 100% wool in the Saltillo style — 20-22 warp threads per inch.  Very intricate and labor intensive.  These are selling in Oaxaca now for over $200 each.  Very collectible.  Specify blue or gold diamonds.

Red + Black Shoulder Bag w/Coin Purse, $50

Deer, pyramids, turkeys and eagles, and flowers are the design elements on these cotton bags woven on a backstrap loom in Santo Tomas Jalieza by the Navarro Gomez sisters.  Price includes two pieces.

Payment:  I am happy to send you a PayPal invoice!  You can use your charge card or bank account.

2 Responses to Oaxaca Folk Art Sale: Handwoven Handbags

  1. I am interested in purchasing a bag. Please let me know how to contact you. Regards, —GJ

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