CARLOTA

Flores Oaxaqueñas Mexican Leather Crossbody Bag

$115

Oaxaca is a state in Mexico rich in natural beauty, exquisite gastronomy, magnificent architecture, archeology site of great importance, and particularly known for the best kept textile traditions. These cultural treasures date back to pre-Hispanic times, in the textile traditions that are still performed using artisanal methods passed down through generations. Many indigenous communities follow the traditional way of growing the plants to produce the fibers. The Zapotec community from the Tehuantepec Isthmus is one of these groups. Women, called Tehuanas, create these beautiful pieces with large colorful flowers on dark velvet, representing the dreams and aspirations of these communities, using the natural beauty of these valleys as an inspiration.

Carlota crossbody inspired by the Oaxacan Flowers. Cowhide leather wrist strap with gold band. Orange suede interior.

Measurements: 9.8" x 6.7" x 1"
Materials: leather, suede lining

Care: Carlota pieces are made with high-quality materials, and therefore should be treated with care, and protected against the elements. Due to the delicate nature of the materials, daily use can cause scratches and scuff marks on the surface, so we recommend you treat it with care. The leather is submitted to an important natural dye process, and the suede lining is pigmented with natural anilines, so we recommend that you be careful with any light-colored items that may come into contact with it.

If soiled, carefully clean the surface area using water and soft detergents. To keep your leather products in optimum condition, clean with a soft dry cloth, or, if necessary have them professionally cleaned. 

Carlota Camacho Hall was a strong and generous woman who showed her talent as one of the most acknowledged Mexican painters of her time. She loved Mexico deeply, and captured it in her oil paintings which are now respectful and lovingly displayed in the regional museums of the Comarca Lagunera, located in the north of Mexico.

These handbags are part of a limited edition, handmade by local artisans of the state of Jalisco, and decorated with traditional Mexican folkloric motifs. Each of the designs are inspired by a specific and representative element of our culture. Through this piece of fine craftsmanship, the Crabtree family acknowledges and honors Grandmother Carlota for instilling in her descendants the love for their homeland, exalting it through art and beauty. We hope you enjoy this piece that symbolizes the wonders of Mexico!

At the moment, Carlota works with twenty artisans from Guadalajara Jalisco. They make the bags by hand from the tanning of the leather to the making, following an artisanal process. The artisans have more than twenty years of experience in the leather industry.

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