The natural hues of organic agave shine through in this thick and sturdy handwoven bag that is the perfect partner for market visits, beach time or simply as an everyday tote. Maguey plant fiber is stripped from the agave leaf by our artisan partners, spun into cord on their thigh, expertly woven into a square shape on a simple wood and metal apparatus, and joined to form an expandable bag. This piece is finished with a wide hand-tooled adjustable leather strap for comfortable carrying of heavier loads.
We work with six different artisan makers of these traditional handmade maguey bags, which are a wardrobe staple in certain communities in the highlands of Southern Mexico. They are typically made by an older generation of artisans as a means of supplemental income, which they make while they are passing the time tending to their livestock.
40cm x 40cm wide (16” x 16”), plus adjustable strap
This weather resistant piece is incredibly durable, however leather conditioner should be applied to the strap in order to avoid drying and cracking.
Given the nature of handmade, sizes, designs and colors may vary slightly from the featured product image. We only have three of these pieces in stock, so quantities are limited.