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Mono Araña Mini Tote

CARLOTA
  • $245.00
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Based in: México

Despite its mini size, this tote is big on functionality. A thoughtfully placed internal pocket ensures organization for your essentials, making it a practical companion for both casual outings and intimate gatherings. The dual handles offer a classic hand-carry option, while the detachable shoulder strap provides a contemporary twist, allowing you to switch seamlessly between looks. 

Meticulously crafted by skilled artisans in the heart of Guadalajara, México, this bag is a harmonious blend of culture, artistry, and functionality. Each bag is a unique masterpiece, showcasing the rich heritage of Mexican leatherwork. The supple, full-grain leather used in its construction not only adds a touch of luxury but also promises durability that stands the test of time. The natural variations and markings on the leather tell a story of authenticity and add character to every piece.

Details
  • Made in: Guadalajara, Jalisco
  • Material: Bovine leather
  • Dimensions: 13" in. x 3" in. x 7.5" in.
  • Specification: Small tote bag with a print inspired by the spider monkey featuring cowhide leather details, green suede interior, internal pocket with closure, handles, and a long adjustable and removable strap.
  • Proper care for your handbag: This Carlota handbag is made with high-quality materials, and therefore should be treated with care, protecting it 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 gently. The leather in our handbags 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-color items that might come into contact with it. On textile surfaces, carefully clean the soiled areas using water and soft detergents. To keep your leather products in optimum shape, clean with a soft dry cloth, or, if necessary, have them professionally cleaned.

About the Collection

The Mono Araña, also known as the Spider Monkey, is a relative of the Howler Monkey in various regions of México. According to Mayan legend, during the creation of the natural world, the gods fashioned wooden beings without souls. Incapable of worshiping their creators, these creatures faced the wrath of the gods, who sought to eliminate them by turning nature against them. Despite the divine plan, a resilient few survived by seeking refuge in the forests, where they evolved into monkeys.

Beyond its role as a symbol of survival, this primate becomes a crucial figure in the natural order, particularly as a provider of cocoa, the sacred seed. The interdependence between Spider Monkeys and cocoa plants reflects a harmonious relationship where both entities benefit. The cocoa plant extends its sweet and delectable fruits to the monkeys, who, in return, facilitate the dispersion of seeds through their natural activities, contributing to the cocoa's life cycle. This intricate connection establishes Spider Monkeys as custodians of the sacred cocoa, emphasizing their association with the fertility and perpetuation of this cherished plant.

Based in: México

Despite its mini size, this tote is big on functionality. A thoughtfully placed internal pocket ensures organization for your essentials, making it a practical companion for both casual outings and intimate gatherings. The dual handles offer a classic hand-carry option, while the detachable shoulder strap provides a contemporary twist, allowing you to switch seamlessly between looks. 

Meticulously crafted by skilled artisans in the heart of Guadalajara, México, this bag is a harmonious blend of culture, artistry, and functionality. Each bag is a unique masterpiece, showcasing the rich heritage of Mexican leatherwork. The supple, full-grain leather used in its construction not only adds a touch of luxury but also promises durability that stands the test of time. The natural variations and markings on the leather tell a story of authenticity and add character to every piece.

  • Made in: Guadalajara, Jalisco
  • Material: Bovine leather
  • Dimensions: 13" in. x 3" in. x 7.5" in.
  • Specification: Small tote bag with a print inspired by the spider monkey featuring cowhide leather details, green suede interior, internal pocket with closure, handles, and a long adjustable and removable strap.
  • Proper care for your handbag: This Carlota handbag is made with high-quality materials, and therefore should be treated with care, protecting it 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 gently. The leather in our handbags 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-color items that might come into contact with it. On textile surfaces, carefully clean the soiled areas using water and soft detergents. To keep your leather products in optimum shape, clean with a soft dry cloth, or, if necessary, have them professionally cleaned.

The Mono Araña, also known as the Spider Monkey, is a relative of the Howler Monkey in various regions of México. According to Mayan legend, during the creation of the natural world, the gods fashioned wooden beings without souls. Incapable of worshiping their creators, these creatures faced the wrath of the gods, who sought to eliminate them by turning nature against them. Despite the divine plan, a resilient few survived by seeking refuge in the forests, where they evolved into monkeys.

Beyond its role as a symbol of survival, this primate becomes a crucial figure in the natural order, particularly as a provider of cocoa, the sacred seed. The interdependence between Spider Monkeys and cocoa plants reflects a harmonious relationship where both entities benefit. The cocoa plant extends its sweet and delectable fruits to the monkeys, who, in return, facilitate the dispersion of seeds through their natural activities, contributing to the cocoa's life cycle. This intricate connection establishes Spider Monkeys as custodians of the sacred cocoa, emphasizing their association with the fertility and perpetuation of this cherished plant.

CARLOTA was founded by brother and sister, Gerardo and Daniela. Their story begins with their grandmother, Carlota Camacho Hall—a recognized painter in the 1800s whose artistic spirit now lives on in the heart of their brand. Carlota's passion for art and her deep connection to the vibrant culture of Mexico became the guiding light for CARLOTA. As descendants, Daniela and Gerardo carry forward her legacy not only in name but in the craftsmanship that defines each of their leather bags.

CARLOTA weaves the threads of family heritage, artistic inspiration, and Mexican tradition into every stitch of their finely crafted leather bags. Their designs are a canvas with the colors and patterns of Mexico's rich tapestry. The landscapes, traditions, and folklore inspire every detail of their leather bags. 

As you explore their collection, you're not just purchasing a bag; you're becoming a part of the Carlota journey. Every piece is not just an accessory but a work of art. Join us in celebrating family, art, and the cultural richness of Mexico with each carefully crafted leather creation.

All orders are processed within 3 to 5 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email. Once shipped you will receive another notification with tracking details; please allow 24 hours for the tracking to reflect transit details. 

Note that special holidays result in high volume of packages and subsequent delays may occur.

Domestic Rates & Delivery Times
First-Class Mail - $6 5 to 8 business day
Priority Mail® - $10 3 to 4 business days
Priority Mail Express® - $45 Next day to 2-day


International Shipping

We offer international shipping to include APO/FPO addresses. Please note, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes (including VAT), which are incurred once a shipment reaches your destination country. Cadena Collective is not responsible for these charges if they are applied and are your responsibility as the customer.

International Rates & Delivery Times
First-Class Package International - $25 6 to 18 days
Priority Mail International - $60 6 to 12 business days