Shoulder Bags & Unique Purses

Brightly embroidered & hand woven unique purses, shoulder bags, & totes. 
Qhapaq Change Purse Quick Shop
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse

Qhapaq Change Purse

$28.00

Hand-woven Peruvian Change Purse - 100% Naturally Dyed Wool with Leather

Size: 14 cm x 12 cm

Fibre: 100% Natural Wool with Locally Sourced Leather; cotton lining; metal zipper closure; hand-knotted pompom pull

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This stylish change purse is the perfect “tuck away” piece for storing spare change, cards, and cash while adding an eye-catching touch of Andean flair to your wardrobe!

Drawing inspiration from the vibrant colors and design schemes of the high Andes, the deep black or natural tan of the locally-sourced leather beautifully compliments the combination of carefully chosen, naturally dyed colors with an ancient Quechua pallay (design).

The Qhapaq Change Purse is available in 3 colors, and is finished with cotton lining and a front gold zipper. Pair with our Qhapaq cross-body bag!

*Note: the Qhapaq change purse in Coral actually comes with natural tan leather, and not black as shown.

WHO MADE THIS QHAPAQ CHANGE PURSE?

The fabric for the Qhapaq change purse was woven by the Munay Urpi weavers of Huaran, in the heart of the Sacred Valley. It was then sewn up by local seamstress, Patricia Rios.

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Wayra Change Purse Quick Shop
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse

Wayra Change Purse

$18.00

Hand-woven Peruvian Change Purse - 100% Naturally Dyed Wool

Size:  9 cm x 12 cm

Fibre: 100% Natural Wool; cotton lining; zipper closure 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Wayra Change Purse is a stylish and unique way of storing your pocket change!

Wayra means "wind" in Quechua. This unique Andean-style change purse in 5 fashionable color combinations was woven on a traditional back-strap loom by indigenous artisans from various Quechua communities in the Cusco region. The weaver created the ancient designs by carefully selecting each thread, row by row.

The materials in this change purse are 100% natural – locally sourced sheep's wool, hand-spun on a drop-spindle, and dyed with natural dyes. This product is finished with cotton lining and a zipper closure.

WHO MADE THIS WAYRA CHANGE PURSE?

The fabric for the Wayra change purse was handwoven by the weavers of Munay Urpi in Huaran, in the heart of the Sacred Valley. The change purse was then sewn up by husband-and-wife team Armando & Josefina from Chinchero.

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Wayra Cosmetic Pouch Quick Shop
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch

Wayra Cosmetic Pouch

$32.00

Hand-woven Peruvian Cosmetic Pouch - 100% Naturally Dyed Wool

Size:  18 cm x 14 cm

Fiber: 100% Natural Wool; cotton lining; metal zipper closure 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Calca Cosmetic Pouch is the perfect Andean touch for your daily knick-knacks and travel must-haves! 

This unique cosmetic pouch, in 5 fashionable color combinations, was woven on a traditional back-strap loom by indigenous artisans from various Quechua communities in the Cusco region. The weaver created the ancient designs by carefully selecting each thread, row by row.

The materials in this cosmetic pouch are 100% natural – locally sourced sheep's wool, hand-spun on a drop-spindle, and dyed with natural dyes. This product is finished with cotton lining and a zipper closure.

WHO MADE THIS WAYRA COSMETIC POUCH?

The fabric for the Wayra Cosmetic Pouch was handwoven by the weavers of the Munay Urpi weaving association in Huaran, in the heart of the Sacred Valley. It was then sewn up by husband-and-wife team Armando & Josefina from the village of Chinchero.

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Andean Accessory Set - Surf Quick Shop
Andean Accessory Set - Surf
Andean Accessory Set - Surf
Andean Accessory Set - Surf
Andean Accessory Set - Surf
Andean Accessory Set - Surf

Andean Accessory Set - Surf

$74.00

Get the set! These gorgeous yet useful three-piece sets each include a coordinated cosmetic pouch, a small zippered coin pouch, and a leather-and-textile change purse. These very special accessory sets are not only hand-woven by Peruvian artisans in the community of Huaran, but are also lovingly hand-dyed with all-natural, hand-mixed plant dyes. These eye-catching, matched accessory sets are sure to attract compliments from your friends and family!

The Andean Accessories set in Surf is hand-dyed using a blended combination of indigo and k'insacucho.

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Andean Accessory Set - Coral Quick Shop
Andean Accessory Set - Coral
Andean Accessory Set - Coral
Andean Accessory Set - Coral
Andean Accessory Set - Coral
Andean Accessory Set - Coral

Andean Accessory Set - Coral

$74.00

Get the set! These gorgeous yet useful three-piece sets each include a coordinated cosmetic pouch, a small zippered coin pouch, and a leather-and-textile change purse. These very special accessory sets are not only hand-woven by Peruvian artisans in the community of Huaran, but are also lovingly hand-dyed with all-natural, hand-mixed plant dyes. These eye-catching, matched accessory sets are sure to attract compliments from your friends and family!

The Coral set is hand-dyed with the cochineal insect for the deep red hues and with the chapi vine for the coral accents. 

*Note: The Qhapaq change purse in Coral is made with natural tan leather, and not with black as shown.

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Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Coral Quick Shop
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Coral
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Coral
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Coral
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Coral

Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Coral

$139.00

100% Wool and Leather Crossbody Bag – Made by Hand in Peru

Size: 23 x 30 x 5.5 cm

Fibre: 100% naturally-dyed wool and alpaca fiber; locally sourced natural sheep leather

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Stylish crossbody bag with fold-over clutch style design. Intricately woven in 100% wool finished with leather bottom and strap. The textile is handwoven on the traditional backstrap loom by indigenous artisans from the Andean highlands of Peru. The name Qhapaq means "royal" in Quechua, the indigenous language of the Andes.

Crossbody bag, 23 x 30 x 5.5 cm. 100% wool and alpaca fiber. Yarn hand-dyed with natural dyes. Natural leather bottom and adjustable strap. Black fabric lining and metal zipper closure.

WHO MADE THIS BAG?

The textile for this bag was woven by the Munay Urpi association of weavers in Huaran, and the bag was sewn by husband-and-wife team Armando and Josefina from Chinchero.

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Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Ocean Quick Shop
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Ocean
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Ocean
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Ocean

Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Ocean

$139.00

100% Wool and Leather Crossbody Bag – Made by Hand in Peru

Size: 23 x 30 x 5.5 cm

Fibre: 100% naturally-dyed wool and alpaca fiber; locally sourced natural sheep leather

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Stylish crossbody bag with fold-over clutch style design. Intricately woven in 100% wool finished with leather bottom and strap. The textile is handwoven on the traditional backstrap loom by indigenous artisans from the Andean highlands of Peru. The name Qhapaq means "royal" in Quechua, the indigenous language of the Andes.

Crossbody bag, 23 x 30 x 5.5 cm. 100% wool and alpaca fiber. Yarn hand-dyed with natural dyes. Natural leather bottom and strap. Black fabric lining and metal zipper closure.

Available in: Coral, Ocean and Salt.

WHO MADE THIS BAG?

The textile for this bag was woven by the Munay Urpi association of weavers in Huaran, and the bag was sewn by husband-and-wife team Armando and Josefina from Chinchero.

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Tupu Tote - Lake Quick Shop
Tupu Tote - Lake

Tupu Tote - Lake

$139.00

Handwoven Peruvian Wool Tote Bag, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 43 cm x 36 cm

Fiber: 90% wool/10% alpaca

Handwoven on the traditional backstrap loom by indigenous artisans from the Andean highlands of Peru. The name Tupu is the Quechua word for the traditional metal clasp used to fasten a woman's lliqlla or manta around her shoulders.

This unique, fair trade Peruvian Tupu Tote features vertical stripes in rich colors, all hand-dyed with natural dyes sourced right here in the Andes. These colors are created through an age-old natural dyeing process using locally sourced plants, barks, and minerals. With a locally-sourced leather carrying strap and bottom will have you stepping out in style!

The Tupu Tote is large and roomy, and can fit a small laptop or tablet, as well as all the things you need for a day out. It is fully lined and even includes a convenient interior zipped pocket. A fun and practical addition to any wardrobe! 

WHO MADE THIS PERUVIAN TUPU TOTE?

This Peruvian Tupu Wool Tote was made by the weavers of Munay Urpi in Huaran, and sewn up by husband-and-wife team Armando and Josefina from Chinchero.

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Tupu Backpack - Lake Quick Shop
Tupu Backpack - Lake
Tupu Backpack - Lake
Tupu Backpack - Lake
Tupu Backpack - Lake

Tupu Backpack - Lake

$129.00

Handwoven Peruvian Wool Backpack, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 43 cm x 39 cm

Fiber: 100% wool; naturally sourced sheep leather

Handwoven, 100% wool textile is paired with natural leather to create a handy backpack. Handwoven on the traditional backstrap loom by indigenous artisans from the Andean highlands of Peru. The name Tupu is the Quechua word for the traditional metal clasp used to fasten a woman's lliqlla or manta around her shoulders.

Backpack, 43 x 39 cm. 100% wool fiber. Yarn hand-dyed with natural dyes. Natural leather bottom and front pocket. Black fabric lining with zipped interior pocket. 

Available in: Lake, Ocean, Cream & Coal

WHO MADE THIS PERUVIAN TUPU BACKPACK?

This Peruvian Tupu Wool Backpack was made by the weavers of Munay Urpi in Huaran, and sewn up by husband-and-wife team Armando and Josefina from Chinchero.

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Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag Quick Shop

Awaq Chuspa Alpaca Bag

From $119.00

Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaq Chuspa Alpaca Bag
Awaq Chuspa Alpaca Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag- Coral

Awaq Chuspa Alpaca Bag

$119.00

Handmade Artisan Peruvian Chuspa Alpaca Bag - 100% Naturally Dyed Fibers

Size: 30 cm x 30 cm; ROSE variant is 33 cm x 34 cm

Fiber: 50% Alpaca/50% Wool

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This exquisitely handwoven cross-body bag, known as a chuspa in Quechua, is one of the most culturally rich pieces in the Quechua Collection. This South American style bag will be your favorite Latin accessory!

Featuring complex Quechua iconography and vibrant, organically dyed colors, the Awaq Chuspas represent thousands of year of Andean history and are still used today as carrying bags for necessities, like coca leaves.

Slightly larger than the others, the ROSE variant is a new addition to the Quechua Collection, is super soft to the touch and features exquisite complex pallay (traditional woven designs). Its more elaborate design makes this handwoven Awaq Chuspa Bag a true piece of art. 

WHO MADE THESE AWAQ CHUSPA BAGS ?

 

 

The Awaq Chuspas were woven in the remote Andean community of Pitukiska, deep within the Mapacho River Valley of Cusco, using 100% natural fibers. The bags were sourced directly from the artisan at fair trade value. A remarkable feature of the chuspa is the fact that the central pocket is woven as a continuous piece of the bag, warped on the same loom. Very few artisans, even in the Cusco region, have the knowledge or skill to weave using this particular technique!

 

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Peruvian Andean design woven textile striped shoulder bag Quick Shop
Peruvian Andean design woven textile striped shoulder bag
Peruvian Andean design woven textile striped shoulder bag
Peruvian Andean design woven textile striped shoulder bag
Peruvian Andean design woven textile striped shoulder bag
Peruvian Striped Shoulder Bag

Peruvian Striped Shoulder Bag

$159.00

Handwoven Peruvian Bag, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 38 cm x 37 cm

Fiber: 90% wool/10% alpaca

This unique, fair trade Peruvian Striped Shoulder Bag was made by indigenous artisans of the high Andes of Cusco. The horizontal stripes of red, blue, orange and green are rich examples of the hand-dyed colors of the Andes. These colors are created through an age-old natural dyeing processes using locally sourced plants, barks, and insects such as the cochineal, the source of the deep red color.

This Peruvian Bag is large and roomy, and can fit a small laptop or tablet, as well as all the things you need for a day out. A fun and practical addition to any wardrobe! 

This bag closes with a sturdy zipper and has a handy coin pocket within the black lining.

Who made this bag?

This Peruvian Bag was made by an indigenous artisan in the high Andean community of Chinchero. Located half way between Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Chinchero weavers are famous worldwide for the high quality of their weaving, and also their distinctive pallay (design) that they use in their weaving.

 

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Peruvian Andean design woven textile shoulder bag Quick Shop
Peruvian Andean design woven textile shoulder bag
Peruvian Andean design woven textile shoulder bag
Peruvian Andean design woven textile shoulder bag

Peruvian Shoulder Bag

$114.00

Handwoven Peruvian Bag, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 32cm x 32cm

Fiber: 90% wool, 10% alpaca

Featuring the earthy tones of the Andes in summer, mustard and ochre, this Peruvian Shoulder bag evokes a hip, South American vibe! With a traditional Chinchero pallay in the central panel and highlighted by rich shades of red and purple - created by naturally dyeing with the cochineal insect - this bag is a fun accessory for any wardrobe and all seasons!

This hand woven bag closes with a sturdy zipper and has a handy coin pocket within the black lining.

Who made this item?

This bag was made by an indigenous artisan in the high Andean community of Chinchero. Located half way between Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Chinchereños are famous worldwide for the high quality of their weaving, and also for the distinctive pallay (design) that they use in their weaving.

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Flowers on Black Tote Bag Quick Shop
Flowers on Black Tote Bag
Flowers on Black Tote Bag
Flowers on Black Tote Bag
Colorful Enbroidered Flowers on Black Tote Bag
Colorful Enbroidered Flowers on Black Tote Bag

Flowers on Black Tote Bag

$109.00

Wool Handmade embroidered tote bag – fair trade from Peru

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This eye-catching hand-embroidered black tote bag from Peru is a riot of color, with a purple flower at center surrounded by other blooms on a black background. Fun, stylish, and practical – this fair trade bag from the Ayacucho region of Peru ticks all the boxes! The bright colored, flamboyant, vibrant flowers adorning the bags attract compliments!

Size: 39 x 38 cm

WHO MADE THIS BLACK TOTE BAG?

Hilos y Colores (Threads and Colours) is an artisan company that investigates, rescues, preserves, and promotes the ancestral textiles techniques of Peru. They weave, embroider, knit, crochet, and sew high-quality products that recognize both Peruvian traditions and modern trends. Hilos y Colores is based in Ayacucho, Peru which is known as the “Capital of Folk Art and Crafts of Peru” for its richness of quality and craftsmanship. Hilos y Colores supports a network of over 600 families, many of which were displaced from their original communities during the violence of the 1980’s.

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Flowers On Rust Red Tote Bag Quick Shop
Flowers On Rust Red Tote Bag
Flowers On Rust Red Tote Bag
Flowers On Rust Red Tote Bag
Flowers On Rust Red Tote Bag
Flowers On Rust Red Tote Bag
Embroidered Flowers on Rust Red Tote Bag,  Peru Handbag
Embroidered Flowers on Rust Red Tote Bag, Peru Handbag

Flowers On Rust Red Tote Bag

$109.00

Handmade embroidered handbag – fair trade from Peru

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

One large colorful flower dominates the embroidered bright red tote bag, accentuated by the rust red background. Stylish, with a hint of free spirit, these handy totes are big enough to carry your tablet, plus a couple of books. They close with zippers and include practical interior pockets. If you love colors and textures, then this traditional Peruvian embroidered bag is sure to catch your eye. This natural fair trade product is made by hand in the Ayacucho region of Peru. Deep red on straps and reverse side.

Size: 38 cm x 39 cm

WHO MADE THIS RED TOTE BAG?

Hilos y Colores (Threads and Colors) is an artisan company that investigates, rescues, preserves, and promotes the ancestral textiles techniques of Peru. They weave, embroider, knit, crochet, and sew high-quality products that recognize both Peruvian traditions and modern trends. Hilos y Colores is based in Ayacucho, Peru which is known as the “Capital of Folk Art and Crafts of Peru” for its richness of quality and craftsmanship. Hilos y Colores supports a network of over 600 families, many of which were displaced from their original communities during the violence of the 1980’s.

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Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote Quick Shop
Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote
Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote
Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote
Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote
Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote
Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote

Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote

$189.00

Handwoven Peruvian Wool Tote Bag, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 43 cm x 36 cm

Fiber: 90% wool/10% alpaca

This unique, fair trade Peruvian Sallac Tote was made by indigenous artisans of the high Andes of Cusco. Featuring vertical stripes and intricate pallay (traditional hand-woven designs) in a gorgeous array of red, yellow and green, this tote is a rich example of the hand-dyed colors of the Andes. These colors are created through an age-old natural dyeing process using locally sourced plants, barks, and insects such as cochineal, the source of the deep red color. With a locally-sourced leather carrying strap and embellished with a fun and funky pompom adornment, this Peruvian Sallac Tote is sure to be a show-stopper this fall!

The Peruvian Sallac Tote is large and roomy, and can fit a small laptop or tablet, as well as all the things you need for a day out. It is fully lined with a zipper closure at the top, and even includes a convenient interior zipped pocket. A fun and practical addition to any wardrobe! 

WHO MADE THIS PERUVIAN SALLAC WOOL TOTE?

This Peruvian Sallac Wool Tote was made for the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC) by an indigenous artisan in the high Andean community of Sallac. 

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Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag Quick Shop
Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag
Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag
Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag
Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag
Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag

Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag

$169.00

Handwoven Peruvian Shoulder Bag, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 43 cm x 36 cm

Fiber: 90% wool, 10% alpaca

Featuring all the colours of the rainbow across its horizontal stripes, this fair trade, naturally-dyed Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag was handwoven by an indigenous artisan in the Andes. The rich colors are achieved with locally sourced dye materials - including flowers, insects, barks and roots - and hand-dyed using ancient knowledge passed down from Pre-Incan times.

Along with many natural elements, the rainbow is held in high regard in Quechua culture, and is associated with the Inca Empire and the Inca, himself. It also symbolizes the city of Cusco!

This spacious tote bag is the perfect carry-all for all of your daily necessities - a tablet or small laptop, lunch, water bottle, and notebook! This is for someone who wants a practical shoulder bag that displays the bright flair of the high Andes.

This Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder bag closes with a sturdy zipper and has a handy zipped coin pocket sewn into the black lining.

Who made this Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag?

This Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag was made through the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco by an indigenous artisan in the high Andean community of Chinchero. Located half way between Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Chinchero weavers are famous worldwide for the high quality of their weaving, and also their distinctive pallay (design) that they use in their weavings.

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Orqo Shoulder Bag Quick Shop
Orqo Shoulder Bag
Orqo Shoulder Bag
Orqo Shoulder Bag
Orqo Shoulder Bag
Orqo Shoulder Bag,  Book Bag

Orqo Shoulder Bag

$99.00

Hand-woven Peruvian Shoulder Bag - 100% Naturally Dyed Wool

Size: 30 cm x 32 cm

Fiber: 100% Natural Wool

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This exquisite bag is an innovative combination of traditional design and modern form!

Woven by the Munay Urpi weaving association of Huaran, deep within the Sacred Valley of Cusco, the Orqo Bag features an intricate pattern of traditional iconography - known as pica pica (Inca Stairs or Inca Pathways) along the bottom edge. The rich shades of red and blue were dyed using locally sourced and natural dye materials, including the cochineal insect - once considered more valuable then gold! 

The finely spun wool and intricate detail of the Orqo bag make this piece a must-have accessory for your winter wardrobe!

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Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Limited Edition Quick Shop
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Limited Edition
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Limited Edition
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Limited Edition
Qhapag Crossbody Purse- Onyx
Qhapag Crossbody Purse- Onyx

Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Limited Edition

$99.00

100% Wool and Leather Tote Bag – Made by Hand in Peru

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A limited edition cross-body bag from Peru! Drawing inspiration from the vibrant colors and ancient designs of the high Andes, this tote bag features luxurious black textile handwoven on the ancient back strap loom. Finished with locally sourced leather and cotton lining, this cross-body bag is a fashionable handmade piece to take with you on a night out on the town. This  gorgeous cross-body bag features a shoulder strap, and a fold-over design, with a metal zipper at the top to ensure everything stays inside. Consider owning this unique cross-body bag, created by an up-and-coming European designer! With sustainably sourced textiles, this is a wonderful fair trade addition to your wardrobe! Makes an elegant gift. 

We only made 4 of these bags, so be sure to pick yours up today!

Size: 58 cm diameter

WHO MADE THIS BAG?

Designed for Threads of Peru by up-and-coming Swiss designer, Eliane Heutschi, featuring fabric woven by the Munay Urpi association of weavers in Huaran, this stunning tote bag is a unique combination of traditional and modern style – for the fashion-forward woman!

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