100% handmade backpack by indigenous women from the Andes region of Ecuador; woven with natural cabuya fiber with high quality straps made of natural leather hand-tanned.
The backpack-format shigra is an essential accessory for the summer and your favorite festivals; medium in size with two adjustable leather handles on each side to carry it loaded on the back, edging around the contour with aged metal eyelets for manual adjustment supported by a magnet closure. Inner leather pocket to store a cell phone or keys, with no lining.
Cabuya is a biodegradable fibre that decomposes naturally and can be used as a fertiliser, it does not pollute the environment and the processes used to obtain the fibre are based on sustainable and totally artisanal techniques.
Height 25 cm / 9,84 in, Width 30 cm / 11,81 in, Bottom 20 cm / 7,87 in
80 cm / 31,49 inches with 6 adjustable levels
15 × 11 cm
How long did it take the artisan woman to weave the bag?
2 to 3 weeks
Clean with a damp cloth or dry brush if necessary.
Do not expose to moisture, NOT WASHABLE. May fade color.
If your bag has white areas use a small brush with clear liquid soap and carefully clean the area for a couple of minutes. Be sure not to get Clorox or water on the colored areas.
Do not expose the product for long hours in the sun, its color can be altered like all natural fibers.
A recycled cotton dust cover is included to help preserve your product.
We have taken care of every detail. Please keep in mind that all of our products are hand-made by artisans, thus they are unique pieces and there are not perfect duplicates. Each of the products might present slight variations of color and dimensions.
We kindly ask you to bear in mind these slight imperfections give a human value and unique character to our products.
Allow time to wear out naturally the leather and softens it with the use. The leather has been handcrafted and can maintain various natural rigid textures of the material.
You have in your hands a unique piece of craftsmanship, thank you for helping us preserve our ancestral legacy. Your purchase is helping to the empowering of indigenous women by providing them a livelihood that improves their life quality.