For a limited time only, we are offering the "cielo tierra" design on our shoulder bag/clutch. This motif from the woven blouse (huipil) of San Juan Cotzal can be traced back to an idea central to the ancient Maya worldview of cosmic duality, commonly represented by two-headed "cosmic monster" figures which unite the earth, sky and underworld (thus it's name and ours: "Cielo Tierra" or "Sky Earth"). The cosmic monster represents the annual agricultural cycle, as well as the cycle of time more generally.
These figures have become abstracted over time and are now commonly depicted as zigzag lines.
Technique: Backstrap loom with brocade design; Handcrafted leather
Time to make: 7 days
Origin: Cotzal, 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 (Lining), a Guatemalan denim upcycling initiative.