About the Artisans
All of Altiplano's products are handcrafted in the highlands (Altiplano) of Guatemala. Based on the beautiful shores of Lake Atitlan, beneath the towering volcanoes, Altiplano has been providing fair wage and employment for over 20 years.
The Altiplano collection passes through many hands before reaching you. Working with many of the same artisans since its inception, the quality and design of Altiplano products reflect years of experience. Altiplano provides employment opportunities to cooperative groups, small family businesses and to women in their own fair trade workshop. In an effort to support traditional life, Altiplano offers women the opportunity to work at home, making them available for their children, and other domestic duties, while earning financial independence.
Whether drawing from traditional techniques, or exploring new ones, owner/designer Shari Zarin is inspired by the skill and motivation of the many artisans that she works with. The Altiplano workplace represents mutual appreciation, dedication, and respect, and the many beautiful products that result reflect these values.
About the Item
The stunning Braided Handle Bag is perfect for a day out. Each bag features beautifully handwoven cotton textile with a unique braided handle. Lightweight and durable, these roomy bags are easily folded and stashed for travel.
14" H x 17" W
The Braided Handle Bag is handmade in a fair trade workshop in Guatemala.