San Juan Cochineal Mini Messenger


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This two-toned cochineal textile in diamond shapes is very special to us, as both shades were achieved using local cochineal from San Juan la Laguna, Lake Atitlán. We are pleased to be able to support yet another local group, the small cochineal-growing project. The dyers have had to work on trial and error basis to experiment with color results, as it can depend so much on the cochineal themselves. We're so pleased with the results. This textile was woven on a backstrap loom.

The Mini version of our Messenger is great for the times when you just don't need to carry much. It's light, it's practical with three inner pockets, and it's easy. Just pack your Mini Messenger with the minimal essentials, and you're set to go. 

The inner lining is also indigo-dyed, in a deeper classic indigo hue.

There is a small leather latch for attaching keys inside. The crossbody buckle is adjustable, as is the closing flap of the bag. Made with only naturally-dyed and handwoven textiles and genuine local leather.



Length: 10.5 in / 27 cm

Height: 7 in / 18 cm

Depth: 2 in / 5 cm

Adjustable strap as long as 49 in / 125 cm

Material: Naturally-dyed and handwoven cotton textile and genuine local leather

Care: If you live in a humid climate, we recommend wiping clean to avoid mold and airing out the bag periodically in the sun. No further special care necessary.

This item ships from Guatemala

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