Natural Maguey Shopper

£45.00

Handwoven net maguey bag made from fibres from the leaf of the Agave cactus.

An eco-friendly alternative to a plastic bag for life.

 

Craft

Once extracted, the fibre is plied into a coarse, durable cord using a technique called thigh-spinning. The cord is then woven around a mould into a net structure allowing it to expand and contract as the bag is filled and emptied. A simple adjustable leather strap is then threaded through two loops. This maguey bag takes one artisan over two whole weeks to complete.

Available in a natural, a sand and a tobacco colour, achieved through a smoking process over an open fire. This practical accessory is a common sight in the markets of Southern Mexico. Locals might hang the strap from their forehead to leave hands free to rummage through what all the stalls have to offer.

 

Materials

Maguey Fibre

Leather

 

Dimensions

Approx: 43 x 30cm

 

Care

Treat strap with leather conditioner occasionally to keep it supple.

 

Note

Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variations may occur.

 

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