Sparrow's Song Wool Tote

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Description

The best-selling Gloria Tote from Manos Zapotecas is just the right size to become your everyday bag; spacious enough for errands but perfectly suited for an evening out. It has two leather handles, a zip closure and a lined interior with two pockets. 

Sparrow's Song features a classic Zapotec diamond and arrow design in warm earth tones on denim blue. 

Designed by artisans Rocio + Omar. Rocío learned the art of textile dyeing and weaving from her mother. At age six she was tasked with preparing the wool for the loom and eventually took on more advanced techniques. At 13 she began weaving in earnest and dedicated herself to the family business whenever she wasn’t in school. To this day, she credits her mother for motivating her to continue growing and improving in her work. Rocío and Omar have two children. Their eldest daughter Ximena just turned 15 years old and Elí is 12. Jimena has began to learn the family business, just starting to do more advanced work on the loom. However, both the children help their mother, tying the knots on the ends of the weavings, helping to write names on tags, cleaning the bags before turning the order in. “Weaving is a beautiful and noble work that allows me to care for my kids but still fulfills my dream of being creative. It’s what I love to do,” she said.

  • 13.5" H x 18" W x 3.5" D

  • 100% wool

  • Hand-dyed

  • Handwoven

  • Fair Trade and Handmade from Mexico

All MZ fair trade handbags are lovingly handmade in support of the slow fashion movement and conscious consumerism. Our unique, statement handbags are made from premium wool, genuine leather, and handcrafted by skilled artisans to emphasize your personal style whether it’s boho chic, modern minimalist, southwestern, or a look all your own.

SKU: 550557