TRUSS Beaded Bum Bag w/chain with Toucan Glass Bead Strap
For this collection, we made the body of the pouch a little smaller so it sits more snug to your hottie body and added a beautiful Italian matt black chain so you can adjust the bag around your waist or high across your chest.
And then, we need to talk about the bead strap! Adapted from the Baguette styles, this glass bead strap uses 7,000 beads, imported from the Czech Republic, which are then sent to the remote hills of Nayarit where Huichol artisans intricately hand bead them together. This strap was inspired by our love for the toucan.
Traditionally, Huichol art is created to communicate with the spiritual world. Their super colorful beaded masks, jewelry, and animal carvings are inspired by the visions of their Shamans and their art is seen as offerings to their deified ancestors.
Many artisans have been forced to migrate to big cities leaving behind their traditions and essentially cutting off the next generation of weavers. Committed to continuing their craft story, TRUSS has for the last 2 years partnered with several communities of hand-beaders, mostly from very remote parts of Nayarit, Mexico.
All-in-all this bag took at least 5 days to weave and assemble. Proceeds from your purchase aids in the development of artisan communities in Mexico. Additionally, TRUSS supports Fondo Guadalupe Musalem and their work to educate and empower young women in Oaxaca.
Handwoven plastic body from Oaxaca
Leather trimmings and tag from Leon, Mexico
Matt black chain aluminum/brass from Italy
Glass bead strap from Czech Republic
Matt black snap button closure
Tote Size: 4.3" x 6.89" x 1.9"
Length of strap: 29"