The Zapotec civilization was an indigenous, pre-Columbian civilization that today belongs to the Mexican state of Oaxaca where our Manos Zapotecas bags are handwoven and beautifully constructed by some of the finest artisans in the world.
One of our most striking bags, Colornation Turquoise Rust Southwestern Tote, features an ancient Zapotec diamond design in intense turquoise blue, on a rusty-russet backdrop. Artfully designed and woven by Rocio.
Says Rocio, “Weaving is a beautiful and noble work that allows me to care for my (2) kids and still fulfill my dream of being creative. It’s what I love to do,” she said.
Rocio is a true artist who loves the creativity of creating unique patterns and combining colors in new ways. She says that designing is her favorite part of the process and loves getting to see her idea become the final product.
“When I see a bag a designed I say, ‘Oh yes, that’s how I imagined it!’” she said with a bright smile, “It’s very cool.” Personally, I love having objects of beauty in my life that are created by happy people. Thank you Rocio! We love you!
Looking for a smaller version of the Colornation? How about the Palomita with fringe?
Pack your journal, your favorite book, your tablet and a chocolate bar and you're set for a river adventure. With comfortable, sturdy leather handles this is a fabulous day or overnighter bag, great for a laptop, iPad, or school books! These handcrafted handbags are a Southwest style favorite and are a part of our Yellowstone Collection. #yellowstonetv @cowboysandindiansmagazine #tote #yellowstonecollection #wooltote #ooblove #objectsofbeauty @cowboysandindiansmagazine
Member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Rocio is paid fairly for her time and artistic skill.
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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