TRUSS Beaded Bum Bag w/leather with Frog Glass Bead Strap
For this collection we were inspired by three of our favorite animals of the jungle: the toucan, the python, and the tree frog.
Take a closer look at the strap and you can make out the markings of the adorable but completely fatal Poisonous Dart Frog! After creating some sketches, we transferred our ideas to detailed mock-ups, measured to the millimeter, to take to the artisans. We then travelled to Nayarit to meet with a community of Huichols (artisans known for their beadwork) and after a few attempts we landed on what you see here: Over 9,000 glass beads handwoven together and reinforced to create this stunning strap.
From Nayarit the straps are then sent to our workshop in Oaxaca City where we've added a leather strap for extra length, plus some matt hardware, and then we ship it to you.
Due to the handwoven nature of this product, some variances make occur. Please also note that over time the beads may lose some of their color. Avoid water and always store in your TRUSS dust bag, out of direct sunlight, when not in use.
This style is unique to TRUSS and takes 5 days to weave and assemble by artisans in Mexico. Proceeds from your purchase aids in the development of artisan communities in Mexico and our work with the women's education foundation Fondo Guadalupe Musalem.
Tote Size: 5.5" x 7.8" x 1.9"
Length of Strap: 37.8" approx
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