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Our Embroidered Canvas Totes are a high quality embroidered accessory made by our incredible artisans in Guatemala. This Tote is excellent for everyday use! This accessory will last you a lifetime and more. Use for school, as a craft bag, work or daily errands. This multipurpose tote is a stylish and natural accessory that will be your new go-to market, crochet, or knit project bag.Featuring an inside pocket for organization. A deep pocket on the side to hold your water bottle, phone or keys. Comfortable handles with a loop to clip your keys or a cute pompom. As always, made with 100% natural cotton. Enjoy these fabulous 100% cotton tote and embroidery!Includes:These Canvas Totes are hand embroidered with the highest quality thread available by our artisans in Guatemala. The designs are crafted by the talented Familia Nix. With their creativity and craftsmanship, all of these embroideries are truly spectacular.Delivery Time:In stock ready to ship
Size: 26.5 H x 14 W in
I am Manuela Nix
"We weave, draw and embroider."
My name is Manuela Nix, I live in Chichicastenango. I have been an embroiderer for 40 years and I work with different crafts, which I learned as a child with my mother. I can't read or write, but my hands excel at the art of combining colors, fabrics and weaving güipiles and strips.
I work with my two daughters and my husband, and together, we are able to combine our skills to complete an entire product. The task begins with the purchase and preparation of threads to weave the panels on waist looms, then we place the canvases over the frames. Next, we draw with a pencil a variety of figures to make embroideries. Each member of the family has an assigned task: weaving, drawing or embroidery, but we also share the work with other neighbors, mainly when there are large orders.
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Artisanal products differ from fast fashion products in that they are made in a traditional or non-mechanized way. Artisanal products are hand-crafted by skilled cobblers in small quantities with high quality and design in mind; using techniques that cannot be replicated by machines!
Thank you for helping us make our world a better place. Your purchase helps us to employ skilled artisans who in turn are able to earn an income to provide for their families!