Inti Woven Tote
Bold, but timeless. The Inti tote bag brings together a sophisticated blend of color with versatility and function. Perfect for any excursion. Take it everywhere, from the grocery store to your next road trip. Handwoven textiles compose one side while the other is solid leather, allowing for endless styling. Featuring a snap closure and interior pockets for staying organized, this tote comfortably fits a 13 inch laptop along with all other essentials.
- 18"W x 13"H x 4"D
- Non-toxic dyed sheep wool, locally sourced Peruvian leather
- Handwoven with traditional Andean textile techniques
- Hand wash in cold water
Inti Woven Tote
The Patacancha Valley is home to many indigenous villages that were settled centuries ago by Quechua people fleeing the conquest and the changes it brought. These villages are located at high altitude, in the stunning and dramatic Andean landscape. For centuries, the Quechua communities lived at a distance from mainstream culture and economy in Peru.
In rural Peru, backstrap weaving is a practiced, traditional process that has been passed down for generations. Textiles woven using this technique are only as wide as the weaver’s hips, and the weaver uses the tension of her body to control the tension in the loom and textile. The backstrap loom is portable, and requires only two stakes to set up. Weavers often roll the stakes up with the loom and carry it around with them, weaving whenever it is convenient.
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Awamaki builds amazing travel experiences for independent and group travelers. Come experience traditional Andean life, connect with Quechua artisans, and participate in an immersive experience organized by the communities themselves.