This two-tone tote, handmade in Peru, is our summer must-have. One of a kind, it celebrates craftsmanship with a cotton weave made on a traditional loom. With a robust and sophisticated design, the piece appeals to sensoriality through different textures and honors the authenticity of handwork by maintaining the loom ends.
The crust cowhide with an aniline finish, naturally tanned without dyes or heavy metals, helps the leather to evolve beautifully over time. The interior is made of tocuyo cotton, a fabric extracted directly from plants, and features two compartments and several pockets, as well as a unique hook to keep an eye on the swimwear bag.
Composition and care
This bag is made of cotton and leather. We recommend that you put it in the hands of a qualified professional in case of washing.
Eusebio Suárez arrived in Hualhuas at the age of 17, when he started as a weaver. He began working at the Tahuantinsuyo eco textile workshop, where he participated continuously in training courses for weaving. At the age of 28 and with extensive experience with the pedal loom, he decided to open his workshop. However, in 2013 the handicraft suffered a crisis so he changed his occupation. But an accident at work led him to take up the craftsmanship again in 2015, with his own workshop where he has handcrafted all the Benibeca bags.
The bag preserves the original finish of the warp, which changes from a functional perspective (support for the weft) to a design argument. The knots prove that this fabric has been crafted by the hand of the craftsman from start to finish. It is our particular vision of craftsmanship that acquires a new and exclusive artistic dimension.
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