The zigzag can be seen as representative of the interconnectedness of natural elements; It is at once a snake, a cosmic monster, the passage of time, all of which are unique yet essentially the same in Maya cosmovision.
The line can also be related to lightning, thunder and rain and therefore the connection between earth and sky and fertility.
For this version of our convertible should bag/clutch, we have opted for the name itz'nab' [eets-nap] or "lightning bolt" because of the striking yellow zig-zag line jumps out at you like a bolt of lightning.
Technique: Backstrap loom with brocade design; Handcrafted leather
Time to make: 8 days
Origin: Nebaj, El Quiché (Weaving); San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá (Leather)
Size: 9.5 by 6 inches
Shoulder strap drop: Max 26 in., Min 23 in.
Closure: Metal YKK zipper
Inside pockets: One; YKK zip closure; 6 in. wide, 4.5 in. deep.
Materials: 100% Cotton (Weaving); 100% fine grain leather (sides, all straps); 100% upcycled cotton from The New Denim Project, a Guatemalan denim upcycling initiative (lining).