Jaguar Mexican Leather Mini Clutch
- About Carlota
The jaguar is the largest feline in the American continent, and the third around the world. This beautiful animal was highly esteemed in pre-hispanic cultures. The Aztec, Mayans, and Olmecs, all depicted men with feline features and traits. Rulers, warriors, and priests revered this feline for its unique attributes representing nature, especially night and day. They believed it played an important in the myth of creation, and that kinds and noblemen were descendants of this magnificent animal.
The Mayan culture adopted this feline as the main icon in their art forms. Ek Balam, a Mayan archeological site in Yucatán bears its name: "black jaguar". This beautiful feline lives in the tropical jungles of South-West Mexico, around the limits with Belize and Guatemala. Due to the loss of habitat, its future is uncertain, and it is now part of the endangered wildlife list.
Measurements: 8.3" x 4.7"
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.