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Leather accent cotton tote bag, 'Mayan Chic' - Natural Cotton and Black Diamond Motif Leather Accent Tote Curate

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Natural Cotton and Black Diamond Motif Leather Accent Tote, "Mayan Chic"

This lovely tote bag blends Mayan tradition with today's fashion. The exterior... more

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This lovely tote bag blends Mayan tradition with today's fashion. The exterior is cotton handwoven on a backstrap loom. Designed by Luisa Villavicencio of Guatemala, the exterior fabric is made from cotton harvested from her family farm. The beige colors are the natural color of the cotton varieties grown on the Villavicencio farm, mixed with black to create a subtle stripe on the body of the bag and a diamond pattern at the top. The diamond pattern is called rupan, which means "dish" and symbolizes the sacred dishes that are used to make offerings to the gods in Mayan ceremonies. The tote bag has brown leather handles and matching leather on the bottom. The spacious main compartment secures with a magnetic snap and is lined with brown cotton with a zippered pocket set into the lining.

  • 0.60 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • Bag: 28.5 cm H x 42 cm W x 11.5 cm D
  • Bag: 11.25" H x 16.5" W x 4.5" D
  • Straps: 50 cm L x 1.5 cm W
  • Straps: 19.75" L x 0.6" W
  • Drop length: 17.5 cm from strap to bag
  • Drop length: 7" from strap to bag

  • 100% cotton, leather trim. Cotton lining
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • Features a magnetic snap closure
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Luisa Villavicencio has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1400 and the most recent for $2100. Proceeds were used to invest in new raw materials and expand variety of product designs.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

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"This is a wonderful purse "

I love this purse! Started using it the day I got it in mail! It looks great!

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Love, love this bag! It's big enough to hold wallet, glasses, makeup bag and more. I will cherish it for years. Thank you for designing and making bags like this one!

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  • Work, church, dinner dates

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"Very Happy!"

I like this in person even more than the pictures. Love the timeless, casual, global vibe. I Love that the black in the fabric paired with the brown leather give it versatility. The subtle pattern will work with other prints in my outfits. The strap length is perfect for the shoulder bag I prefer. The size is great for me. Generous but not into the tote bag category. Looks well made. I am excited to use it all summer. 2 small issues... for me, more and larger internal pockets would give it more practicality. I might work with a seamstress to achieve that. The leather on one of the straps is missing the dye in places. I'm just going to ignore it rather than take a chance on anything I apply rubbing off on my clothing. Still a 5 star offering for me!

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9 Testimonials for Luisa Villavicencio


I love this purse. Thank you!


The purse is beautiful and very well made. I love it!


Sudbury, MA USA

I wear the vest I bought from Luisa very often.