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Black Striped Backstrap Clutch

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Carry a piece of history with this adorable little clutch. The striped design is handwoven on traditional backstrap looms by artisans in the highlands of Guatemala. Their internationally renowned weaving skills tell a story through color and patterns of a tradition passed down through generations.  Material: 100% Cotton with natural dyes  Measurements: L 10.5" x H 7.5" + 3" Tassels Details: Zippered closure + Black lining Handmade with love in Guatemala As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and tru...

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Carry a piece of history with this adorable little clutch. The striped design is handwoven on traditional backstrap looms by artisans in the highlands of Guatemala. Their internationally renowned weaving skills tell a story through color and patterns of a tradition passed down through generations. 

  • Material: 100% Cotton with natural dyes 
  • Measurements: L 10.5" x H 7.5" + 3" Tassels
  • Details: Zippered closure + Black lining
  • Handmade with love in Guatemala
  • As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind. 

Artisan Profile

A nonprofit organization located in Panajachel, a small town on Lake Atitlan in the western highlands of Guatemala, is dedicated to connecting 120 indigenous artisans from the surrounding area to international markets. Through Fair Trade programs, they empower women artisans, their families, and their communities to strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems. The foundation leverages traditional Maya heritage and art to rescue, preserve and promote the ancestral culture of the highland artisans with a focus on backstrap weaving. By earning a fair price for their work, the artisans are able to provide sustenance, medical care and education to their children and contribute economically in their communities.

The textiles are entirely produced on traditional backstrap looms, which have been in use since the time of the Maya empire. This highly specialized weaving technique has been passed down from grandmother to mother and mother to daughter for hundreds of generations and produces intricate, durable textiles. This technique is time consuming but also very versatile and can be used to create fabrics light or heavy, smooth or textured, with endless color combinations and ikat designs.

Slate and Salt Backstrap Artisan           Fair Trade Hand Weaving Artisan

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SLATE + SALT

Hollywood, California

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Description

SLATE + SALT was founded by an avid traveller who felt the need to share her stories and finds with the world. Through extensive travel to developing countries, Lyndsay fell in love with the people, the cultures, and the craftsmanship of pieces that applied traditional techniques to modern designs. She recognized the beauty of hand crafted products as opposed to mass produced goods made in factories. She saw an opportunity to give a worldwide customer base to artisans in rural villages. Through frequent trips and partnerships with Fair Trade cooperatives, she fosters relationships to bring ever-changing handcrafted designs to the globally minded nomad.

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Return Policy

We stand behind everything we sell and we want you to be happy. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return the product and get a full refund or exchange the product for another one, be it similar or not. Please contact us at: info@slateandsalt.com and we will begin to process your return. Our return policy lasts 14 days from purchase date. Return shipments must be postmarked within 14 days of receipt to be eligible for a refund. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging with all tags attached. Once your return is received, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item and issue a refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment. Banks and credit card companies normally take a few days to clear a transaction so please be patient if the refund does not show automatically.

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