‘Tis the season for fresh fruits and vegetables. Our Farmers’ Market here in Taos, NM, is in full-swing with spring produce and fresh flowers. Likely, you are living where it’s already summer and your markets are filled with summer squash like zucchini, crooked neck and yellow squash, lettuces, green beans, peas, onions, fresh eggs, chard, asparagus, beets, radishes, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, peppers, cucumbers, green beans, basil and peas. We have cherries and apricots. Tomatoes, root vegetables, and corn will come later.
How to gather all this deliciousness in style? With a stylish Mexico-made shopping tote or handwoven agave (called ixtle) bag. I have a few of them and want to offer them now to you for sale just in time for the season. An extra bag also comes in handy for shopping at traditional food markets when you want to save the planet by not using plastic!
And, two amazing hammocks, one in sky blue, one in persimmon, handwoven in the Yucatan with sturdy nylon.
How to Buy: Write to firstname.lastname@example.org Tell me the item you want by number. Send me your mailing address. Tell me how you want to pay.
You can pay one of three ways: 1) with Zelle and no service fee; 2) with Venmo or 3) with PayPal. If you choose either #2 or #3, we add on a 3.5% service fee which is their charge to us, and we will send a Request for Funds. We need your account information, either a phone number or email address or Venmo name. The request will include the cost of the item + $14 mailing charge. We are happy to combine orders.
SOLD. #1. Left. B&W tote handwoven in Oaxaca with double handles. Includes decorative tassel from Chiapas. Size 14” high x 15” wide. $68.
SOLD. #2. Right. B&W checked tote handwoven in Oaxaca with sturdy handles. Includes decorative tassel from Chiapas. Size 14” high x 15” wide. $68.
SOLD. #3. Left. Ixtle woven bag from Chiapas with leather handle. Expandable, lightweight, easy to carry, adjustable strap. Finest weave. Caramel color comes from hanging over a smokey fire! Measures 10″ wide x 12″ high. $75
SOLD. #4. Right. Ixtle woven bag from Chiapas with leather handle. Same as above. Finest weave. Natural color. Measures 12″ x 12″. Adjustable strap. $95
#5. Diagonal Tote. 14″ high x 12″ diameter. Handwoven palm from the Oaxaca Mixe region. $65.
#6. Left. Cochineal dyed cotton tote from San Juan Colorado, Oaxaca. Measures 15″ wide x 16″ long. $87.
#7. Right. Ixtle bag handwoven in Chiapas, very large, smoke-colored caramel. 15″ wide x 16″ long. $120.
How are agave (ixtle) bags woven? By hand, on a frame loom. The leaves are soaked and stripped first. The entire process takes three months.
#8. Left. Persimmon hammock, handwoven in the Yucatan, double sized to fit two people, $95. Woven with sturdy polyester cord.
#9. Righty. Sky blue hammock, handwoven in the Yucatan, double sized to fit two people, $95. Woven with sturdy polyester cord.
These hammocks are LONG, perfect for your porch or to take camping. This is mine that suspends under the portal and is at least 10 feet. You can make it longer by using hammock hangers (get from REI) or chain link.