He took flight across a field that glowed a deep, blue red at sunset. His glorious mane, alive, his feet airborn between heart beats. Long ago, a native Zapotec Indian studied him, taking notes on a cave wall, recording that fine moment for posterity.
An ObjectsOfBeauty.com exclusive, Alizarin Flight, handwoven wool fringe bag features a black horse on a striking, alizarin red backdrop. With intense colors and flowing black leather side fringes Alizarin Flight is an ode to blessed moments, and ancient ways.
Hand woven in 100% wool, in Oaxaca, Mexico, by Manos Zapotecas artisans, Josephina, and Paco. Learn more about them below *
The weaving for this Palomita style, (the perfect, everyday bag) takes about 2 days. It's then washed before sewing a beautiful, black cotton lining into the interior, complete with a lined cell phone and smaller essentials pocket, zipper closure and an adjustable, leather cross-body strap. And did I mention the FRINGE? The copious black leather fringe sides set this piece off and elevate it to absolutely COOL realms.
Need a larger size too? Here's the matching tote: Alizarin Dream
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Exclusive Wool Horse Bags
This is fine craftsmanship at its best, in design and function, and a steal at this price!
Measures 10" x 10" x 2"
It's constructed of 100% wool handwoven body with leather strap with buckle, brass zipper and black cotton lining.
One interior, 4.5" x 5" pocket, with pen pocket attached.
Manos Zapotecas is a Member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Josephina and Paco are paid fairly for their time and artistic skills.
By earning fair wages, our weavers can feed and educate their families while making enough profit to grow their businesses. With your help, we are investing in their future.'
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* A little history on the artists who created our horse bags.
Josefina is one of Manos Zapoteca’s original and most prolific bag designers. She is from a town in South Western Mexico, called Tlacochahuaya, near the town of Teotitlan, where she lives now with her husband Paco and their four children. Instead of growing up weaving as many of our artisans did, she comes from a farming family and didn’t begin to learn the craft until after she was married.
Josefina has been married to Manos Zapotecas' Production Manager Paco for over 20 years. They met when they were both taking the bus into Oaxaca city every day, he to study, and she to work as secretary. They soon fell in love.
Josefina took to weaving very quickly, including dyeing the wool and designing the patterns. She has even become an accomplished seamstress. Now, she finishes bags for other weavers with her industrial sewing machine.
“I forget the world when I begin to dye the colors,” she said. “The colors are never the same and it’s interesting every time.”