Shoulder Bags & Unique Purses

Brightly embroidered & hand woven unique purses, shoulder bags, & totes. 
100% Natural Wool Hand Woven Shoulder Bag- Indigo, Blue, Book Bag Quick Shop
100% Natural Wool Hand Woven Shoulder Bag- Crimson, Book Bag
100% Natural Wool Hand Woven Shoulder Bag- Indigo, Blue, Book Bag
100% Natural Wool Hand Woven Shoulder Bag- Crimson, Book Bag
100% Natural Wool Hand Woven Shoulder Bag- Crimson, Book Bag
100% Natural Wool Hand Woven Shoulder Bag- Indigo, Book 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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Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag- Coral Quick Shop
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag- Coral
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag

Awaq Chuspa Alpaca Bag

$119.00

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

Size: 30 cm x 30 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.

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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yoga mat bag,  tribal yoga mat bag,  ethnic yoga mat bag,  boho yoga mat bag, bohemian yoga mat bag Quick Shop

Yoga Mat Bag

$139.00

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yoga mat bag,  tribal yoga mat bag,  ethnic yoga mat bag,  boho yoga mat bag, bohemian yoga mat bag
yoga mat bag,  tribal yoga mat bag,  ethnic yoga mat bag,  boho yoga mat bag, bohemian yoga mat bag

Yoga Mat Bag

$139.00

This is a boho style Yoga Mat Bag to bring extra meaning to your practice.  Made by indigenous women artisans in the high Andes, the intricate designs on these bags are centuries old and relate the Quechua culture’s  relationship with Mother Earth, her flowers, rivers and mountains.  Not only is this a great way to store your Yoga Mat between sessions, a handy draw string enables you to easily carry it around. For a Yoga Mat Bag that is ethically produced, in harmony with the earth, this is the perfect way to bring a harmonious touch to your Yoga Practice.  

The Yoga Mat Bag comes in:  Orange Zig Zag

Size: 26” x 7”; strap: 37”

Materials: Wool; cotton lining

WHO MADE THIS YOGA MAT BAG?

This Boho Yoga Mat Bag is produced by Awamaki, an NGO that aims to promote social inclusion by working with women and low-income families and other marginalized groups, envisioning productive and thoughtful collaboration between local and international communities in order to foster positive, sustainable development. 

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Colorful Enbroidered Flowers on Black Tote Bag Quick Shop
Colorful Enbroidered Flowers on Black Tote Bag
Colorful Enbroidered 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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Embroidered Flowers on Rust Red Tote Bag, Peru Handbag Quick Shop
Embroidered Flowers on Rust Red Tote Bag, Peru Handbag
Embroidered Flowers on Rust Red Tote Bag, Peru Handbag
Embroidered Flowers on Rust Red Tote Bag,  Peru Handbag
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 Andean design woven textile handbag with zipper Quick Shop
Peruvian Andean design woven textile handbag with zipper
Peruvian Andean design woven textile handbag with zipper
Peruvian Andean design woven textile handbag with zipper

Peruvian Textile Handbag

$169.00

Size: 33 cm x 34 cm

Fiber: 90% wool, 10% alpaca

This is a truly gorgeous Peruvian Handbag for those looking for some boho chic to add to their lives. With a deep red background, created through natural dyeing using the cochineal insect, it features a svelte tuck that catches the eye.  The typical pallay designs from the Chinchero region in purple, mustard and white provide a hip, geometric touch to this Peruvian handbag.

This Peruvian Handbag makes a distinctive wardrobe statement; it's versatile accessory that evokes the high Andes, as well as a great eco-fashion piece for the ethical shopper.

Closes with a sturdy zipper; includes a handy coin pocket in the inner lining.

Who made this Peruvian Textile Handbag?

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

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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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Peruvian textile woven wool backpack Quick Shop
Peruvian textile woven wool backpack
Peruvian textile woven wool backpack
Peruvian textile woven wool backpack
Peruvian textile woven wool backpack
Peruvian textile woven wool backpack

Peruvian Wool Backpack

$175.00

Handwoven Peruvian Backpack, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 42 cm x 36 cm

Fiber: 90% wool/10% alpaca

This is a funky, fresh and fun textile backpack that evokes the colors and rich culture of the Peruvian Andes. Carefully sewn into its modern form from a vividly colored, traditional handmade textile, this Peru wool backpack, or 'mochila' in Spanish, features a handy pocket for your small change and a drawstring top, covered by a matching flap.

A Peruvian mochila is the perfect getaway bag - fun and to fillable with everything you'll need for a day spent out and about. It's a fair trade product, handmade in Peru by an indigenous weaver. 

Who made this Peruvian Wool backpack?

This Peruvian mochila was made by an indigenous weaver in the high Andean community of Santa Cruz de Sallaq. 

 

 

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leather clutch purse, tribal clutch purse, peru clutch purse, handbag, purse, small handbag Quick Shop
leather clutch purse, tribal clutch purse, peru clutch purse, handbag, purse, small handbag
leather clutch purse, tribal clutch purse, peru clutch purse, handbag, purse, small handbag
leather clutch purse, tribal clutch purse, peru clutch purse, handbag, purse, small handbag

Mayu Leather Clutch Purse

$69.00

This Mayu Clutch purse is an elegant and incredibly unique Latin clutch purse for those looking to add some Andean panache to their wardrobe.  The unique zig zag weaving is the Incan iconography for River, and represents the Andean appreciation for water and as a source of life; the wool weaving has been perfectly complemented in this Clutch Purse with a leather trim; lovingly finished off by a craftsman in the high Andes.  #makeyourstatement with this must have Tribal Clutch purse from the Andes.

Size: 5” x 10”

Materials: Wool with leather trim; cotton lining

WHO MADE THIS TRIBAL CLUTCH PURSE?

This Tribal Clutch Purse is produced by Awamaki, an NGO that aims to promote social inclusion by working with women and low-income families and other marginalized groups, envisioning productive and thoughtful collaboration between local and international communities in order to foster positive, sustainable development. 

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Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse Quick Shop
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Turquoise
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Turquoise
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Lavender
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Moss
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Marigold

Qhapaq Change Purse

$28.99

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

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!

The Qhapaq Change Purse has been designed exclusively for Threads of Peru, by up-and-coming Swiss designer, Eliane Heutschi.

Drawing inspiration from the vibrant colors and design schemes of the high Andes, the deep black 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 finished with cotton lining and a front gold zipper.

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Qolqe Handwoven Textile Change Purse, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch Quick Shop
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse -Crimson, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch
Qolqe Handwoven Textile Change Purse, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse -Crimson, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Moss, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Turquoise, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Midnight, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch
Qolqe Handwoven Textile Change Purse, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch

Qolqe Change Purse

$18.00

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

Size:  9 cm x 12 cm

Fibre: 100% Natural Wool 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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

This unique Andean-style change purse in 4 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 - including salla qocha (plants in the high Andean lakes) - 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.

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Lares Hand Woven Colorful Pencil Case Set, Peru Pencil Case,  Tribal Pencil Case, Woven Pencil Case Quick Shop
Lares Hand Woven Colorful Pencil Case -Crimson, Peru Pencil Case,  Tribal Pencil Case, Woven Pencil Case
Lares Hand Woven Colorful Pencil Case Set, Peru Pencil Case,  Tribal Pencil Case, Woven Pencil Case
Lares Hand Woven Colorful Pencil Case -Crimson, Peru Pencil Case,  Tribal Pencil Case, Woven Pencil Case
Lares Hand Woven Colorful Pencil Case - Moss, Peru Pencil Case,  Tribal Pencil Case, Woven Pencil Case
Lares Hand Woven Colorful Pencil Case -Turquoise, Peru Pencil Case,  Tribal Pencil Case, Woven Pencil Case
Lares Hand Woven Colorful Pencil Case - Midnight, Peru Pencil Case,  Tribal Pencil Case, Woven Pencil Case
Lares Hand Woven Colorful Pencil Case Set, Peru Pencil Case,  Tribal Pencil Case, Woven Pencil Case

Lares Pencil Case

$24.99

Hand-woven Peruvian Pencil Case - 100% Naturally Dyed Wool

Size: 19 cm x 7 cm

Fibre: 100% Natural Wool 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Lares Pencil Case will quickly become an essential tuck-away item for anyone on the go

This colorful pencil case, in 4 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 - including q'enqo (zig zag or criss-crossing pathways) - by carefully selecting each thread, row by row.

The materials in this pencil case 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, a woven wrist strap and a zipper closure.

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Calca Peru Hand Woven Cosmetic Pouches, Cosmetic Bag, Tribal Bag, Tribal Pouch Quick Shop
Crimson Calca Peru Hand Woven Cosmetic Pouches, Cosmetic Bag, Tribal Bag, Tribal Pouch
Calca Peru Hand Woven Cosmetic Pouches, Cosmetic Bag, Tribal Bag, Tribal Pouch
Crimson Calca Peru Hand Woven Cosmetic Pouches, Cosmetic Bag, Tribal Bag, Tribal Pouch
Midnight Calca Peru Hand Woven Cosmetic Pouches, Cosmetic Bag, Tribal Bag, Tribal Pouch
Moss Calca Peru Hand Woven Cosmetic Pouches, Cosmetic Bag, Tribal Bag, Tribal Pouch
Turquoise Calca Peru Hand Woven Cosmetic Pouch
Calca Peru Hand Woven Cosmetic Pouches, Cosmetic Bag, Tribal Bag, Tribal Pouch

Calca Cosmetic Pouch

$32.00

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

Size:  18 cm x 14 cm

Fiber: 100% Natural Wool 

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 4 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 - including t'ika (flowers of the high Andes) - 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.

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Andean Accessory Set- Crimson Quick Shop
Andean Accessory Set- Crimson

Andean Accessory Set - Crimson

$69.99

These gorgeous yet useful three-piece sets each include a coordinated cosmetics case, a zippered cardholder, and a pen/pencil case. These very special accessory sets are not only hand-woven by Peruvian artisans in the communities of Huilloc and Upis, 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 Crimson set is hand-dyed with the cochineal insect for the red hue and with the sunkha plant to attain the orange. The design is called “pallay q’enqo”: its diamonds and zigzags represent the sacred Inca pathways along which the ancestors walked to carry messages between communities.

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Andean Accessory Set - Moss Quick Shop
Andean Accessory Set - Moss

Andean Accessory Set - Moss

$69.99

These gorgeous yet useful three-piece sets each include a coordinated cosmetics case, a zippered cardholder, and a pen/pencil case. These very special accessory sets are not only hand-woven by Peruvian artisans in the communities of Huilloc and Upis, 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 Moss Green set is hand-dyed with the chillca plant to get the green hue, and with the sunkha plant to get the orange hue. The design is called “pallay sayllaccocha.” This elegant yet simple design represents a type of lush lake plant, known as algas sayllas, as well as the abundance of sacred lakes that are a natural feature of the landscape of some high Andean communities.

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Andean Accessory Set- Turquoise Quick Shop
Andean Accessory Set- Turquoise

Andean Accessory Set - Turquoise

$69.99

These gorgeous yet useful three-piece accessory sets each include a coordinated cosmetics case, a zippered cardholder, and a pen/pencil case. These very special sets are not only hand-woven by Peruvian artisans in the communities of Huilloc and Upis, 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 Turquoise set is hand-dyed using the kinsa kuncho plant to get the lovely blue/green hues and with the nogal plant to get the brown. The design is known as “pallay perca Inca,” and it symbolizes the famous Inca stairways and other Inca constructions.

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Andean Accessory Set- Midnight Quick Shop
Andean Accessory Set- Midnight

Andean Accessory Set - Midnight

$69.99

These gorgeous yet useful three-piece sets each include a coordinated cosmetics case, a zippered cardholder, and a pen/pencil case. These very special accessory sets are not only hand-woven by Peruvian artisans in the communities of Huilloc and Upis, 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 Midnight set is hand-dyed with the cochineal insect to achieve the red hue, the yanali plant for the yellow, and the away pilli plant for the intense shade of midnight. The design is called “pallay sayllaccocha.” This elegant yet simple design represents a type of lush lake plant, known as algas sayllas, as well as the abundance of sacred lakes that are a natural feature of the landscape of some high Andean communities.

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