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Barro Negro Large Tote

  • $252.00
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Barro Negro, or black clay, is a pottery technique that is popular in Mexico. This manufacturing process dates back to ancient times. In its origins, objects made of black clay were created just with soil but were not very efficient. For example, if they were used to carry water, it would seep through. To improve the hardness, artisans began to bake the clay at low temperatures in underground ovens fueled by oak wood.

The earliest pieces were made in Monte Alban, Oaxaca. However, today there are thousands of artisans who practice this craft in San Bartolo Coyotepec, and many neighboring counties, or close to the Valley of Mexico. It was until the 20th century that artisans began creating more elaborate pieces in different styles that can also have a polished gloss or burnished finish.

Large tote bag, inspired by the black clay crafts of Oaxaca. Details in cowhide leather, interior in suede leather, internal pocket with closure ideal for cell phones, magnet clasp, adjustable and removable long strap. Truly a design that will fill your days with life and tradition.

Measurements: 12.2” H x 11.8” W x 5” D 

Materials: The leather used in this collection are treated with 100% vegetable materials. This means that different natural products are used in its tanning process instead of using chemicals that are harmful to the environment. These natural products are usually branches of trees and plants, such as chestnut and tara, sticks, roots and nuts, which are powdered and used to tan leather. The anilines used to color your bag, like the waxes that create the two-tone effect, are of plant origin. For this reason, any irregularity that is noticed in the skin is the effect of the natural process. As a suggestion, do not expose your bag to the sun for a long time as some oxidation could be noticed in the color, as happens with fruit.

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.

Exchange & Return Policy

If your order did not work out, we are happy to assist with an exchange or return for store credit via an in-store gift card. Please note we do not offer refunds!

Exchanges are eligible within 15 days from delivery--request must be made within this window. The item must be in the same condition that you received it: unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. Please inspect your order within 3 days of delivery and notify us immediately if the item is damaged, defective, or if there is an error in your order. 

The following items are NOT eligible for exchange/return:

  • Custom items
  • Made-to-order items
  • Clearance or closeout items
  • Items marked as "Final Sale"

To start the process, please fill out this exchange/return form. If your request is accepted, you will receive a shipping label via e-mail. All items must be dropped off at your nearest USPS office within 7 business days of receiving a return label. A processing fee of $10 ($20 for international orders) is required.


  • Exchanges are subject to stock availability.
  • No exchanges/returns will be accepted after 15 days of delivery. Requests will be honored based on date of inquiry. If you are unable to meet this suspense, please reach out to us at
  • Damages and manufacturing defects must be reported within 3 days of delivery. 
  • The returned item must be in new condition. If it is soiled or damaged, it will not be approved.
  • Store credit will be issued via gift card and will be processed once the item has been returned.