Noche Buena Mexican Leather Crossbody


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Its original Náhuatl name was cuetlaxóchitl, or “flower that withers”. The Poinsettia plant is originally from Mexico and is now one of the main products in the segment of ornamental plants in this country. Legend tells of a battle that was waged in Tlachco, between the Mexica and the Chontal natives for the right to rule the territory. Grammar in this sentence - This battle covered the land in red, and the roots of a white wildflower the had witnessed the bloodshed soaked up the blood, and withered. The following year, Cuetlaxóchitl bloomed into a different plant, one with leaves dyed in bright red, reminiscent of the color of Chontal blood. With the arrival of the conquering and evangelizing Spaniards, this flower was used as a Christian decorative element during the Christmas season in New Spain, because of its intense color, just as we know it now. This flower is known in Mexico as “Nochebuena”.

Card holder with a print inspired by noche buenas, a plant originally from Mexico also known as the poinsettia.With a compartment for several cards with interior in pink suede leather. A design that will fill your days with life and color.

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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