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Guatemalan Shoulder Bag

Strong, soft and roomy

$25.00 (Save $14.90) Ref: 1432 Available now

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A simply gorgeous cotton shoulder bag made by women from traditional handwoven Guatemalan cloth. From a group called 'Ruth y Nohemi' near Chichicastenango, set up to support widows from Guatemala's civil war.

Fully lined with cotton, with a wide comfortable shoulder strap. Colours may vary.

Approximately 45 x 45 cms.

An NI staff favourite

Product features
  • The project gives women the opportunity to work in their own houses
  • Supports education for kids and young people
  • Provides medical assistance and home improvements
  • 45 x 45 cm

Ruth y Nohemi

About the Producer

Ruth y Nohemi

Ruth y Nohemi is a weaving cooperative located in Chontola, near Chichicastenango, Guatemala.

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Commendations

Sits neatly against my body with few contents, but expands to accommodate lots. The fine weave and lining make it very sturdy, and the wide shoulder strap makes even heavy loads comfortable to carry. One of my favourite bags - ever!

Sandy Loffler, NI staff

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