Ikat Cortes Tote - "Lucy"

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Ikat Cortes Tote - "Lucy"

110.00

These bags are new incarnations of the beautiful, traditional fabrics worn as skirts by Mayan women. We scoop up the hand-woven fabric and create new fashion accessories. Each retains the beauty and history of the intricate cortes in a modern, chic and practical form. The soft leather handles and one of a kind fabric kicks toting to whole new level of chic fun. We love our Lucy.

Each piece is individually crafted from a skirt, so there will be slight variations. This is part of the beauty of the piece.

Dimensions: approximately 13" high x 13" wide, 9" gusset.

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The corte is the traditional wrap-around cloth worn as a skirt by Mayan women. Threads are painstakingly dyed and lovingly hand-woven, often with intricate and stylized ikat designs. Sometimes, panels are joined with embroidery. As traditional fashions change, the women sell their “out of fashion” skirts in the markets. We scoop up the hand-woven fabric and create new fashion accessories.