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Handwoven 100% wool weavings are a traditional art form that indigenous families from the Andes of Ecuador have kept alive for hundreds of year. These contemporary art weavings, as well as woven shoulder bags, are made in the homes of artisan families in and around Otavalo. Each weaving and bag has a card with the name of the artisan family that created it.
Fiber Tote Bags
Cabuya (agave) cactus fiber tote bags are hand made by members of the Ascoiacion Artesanal “Mujer y Medio Ambiente”, a women’s artisan collective from the cloud forest region of Intag, Ecuador. Each bag is tagged with the collective’s mission the name of its artisan.
The Tigua indigenous artisans are among the fines in Ecuador, South America. Detailed, brightly painted wooden masks, pictures, crosses, and bowls express a culture rich in Andean traditions. Fair prices paid to our friends in Ecuador and long term relationships ensure that their traditional cultural art continues throughout the generations. Each item is signed, or is accompanied by the artisan’s name.