Fin de Semana
The weekender bags are here and they are beautiful. The colorful textiles from Chiapas, combined with the rich leatherwork from Jalisco create a unique one-of-a-kind travel bag. These bags are perfect for weekend trips, an overnight-get-away, and as a carry-on.
Detailed image of the bag
The textiles being made on a waist loom
Textiles: Hand-woven on a waist loom in Chiapas, this form of weaving is known as "telar de cintura". The textiles used for these bags are incredibly durable due to the high thread count and thickness of the cotton string. Traditionally, weavings such as this have been used for clothing in the Chiapas area and they were made to ensure that a shirt (huipil), skirt or shawl could endure the rough climate of Chiapas for years at a time. For this reason, the tradition and culture of "telar de cintura" in Chiapas is a hidden art-form that creates some of the most vibrant and durable textiles in the Americas.
Molly with the bag
Leather work: From Jalisco, the tradition of fine leatherwork draws from generations of Charro (cowboy) culture. In a region filled with ranches, cattle, elegant horsemanship, and lots of Tequila, it's only natural that leather is a major part of their artisan culture. 100% cow hide, this leather is made to last for years, ages beautifully, and lines our bag to ensure it's durability.
We simply can't get enough of this bag!