Estera Tote
Estera Tote
Estera Tote

Estera Tote

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The body of the Chimichagua totes are handwoven by women of the Cesar region of Colombia, in the community of Chimichagua, with the native “Estera” palm leaves. The handles of the totes and the body of the belts and earrings are handwoven in the Zenu Reserve in Tuchin Cordoba with “caña flecha”.

DIMENSIONS 

Length: 20 cm, Width: 5 cm, Height: 12.7 cm

Length: 13.5 in, Width: 2 in, Height: 11.5 in 

STYLE 

Medium Tote 

COLORS 

Natural, Terracotta, Orange,Mocca 

MATERIALS

Cotton Canvas, Chimichagua, Caña Flecha

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 caña flecha technique, Made of wood and finished with the idiosyncratic craft typical of the Zenu Indians from the coffee plantation region of San Andrés de Sotavento in the department of Córdoba and Sucre

Do not wash or dry clean. Keep away from perfume