OCRE CHIMICHAGUA Large Tote
OCRE CHIMICHAGUA Large Tote
OCRE CHIMICHAGUA Large Tote

OCRE CHIMICHAGUA Large Tote

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Los Corales Collection brings back our coveted Chimichagua Tote in a more colorful way than ever! To accentuate the Kuna textiles that decorate the side of each tote, our artisan weavers of the Chimichagua region naturally dyed the Estera Palm fibers in brilliant hues inspired by the brilliant colors found in coral. 
Finished with handles made out of woven cotton, the large tote is designed to be sturdy and fit all sorts of goodies and practical daily items such as computers. The smaller tote is perfect for everyday use but also for warm summer evenings - it fits a large wallet, phone and many other small essentials.

DIMENSIONS

Length: 12 CM, Width: 37 CM, Height: 32 CM, Handle: 14.5 CM x 10 CM, Internal Pouch: 20CM x 15 CM

COLORS

Estera: Ocre, Textile: Mango, Navy, Lilac

MATERIALS

Estera palm fiber, mixed fabrics, cotton handles and brass hardware

ARTISAN TECHNIQUES

This technique originates in its eponymous municipality in the coastal Region of Cesar (Colombia). It was traditionally used by indigenous communities to make sleeping mats from the “Estera” palm. Today it has been adopted by Afro Communities and has evolved into natural rugs and placemats, most of them featuring geometric designs in various color combinations. This craft constituted a prosperous home industry, but today is being threatened by agriculture, cattle raising and expanding urban expansion. This tote also incorporates The Kuna textile that are handsewn by artisan women of the Guna Dule community of Caimán Alto, Colombia. For generations, the artisan women have passed down an ancient appliqué technique of hand sewing cut-out layers of fabric to form an intricate piece of art. Each fabric is the unique design of the artisan woman who carefully crafted it. In the Guna culture, beliefs and traditions can be found woven into each composition. Some depict stories, animals or daily scenes while others portray a more abstract design 

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