Tecuan Bag by Carla Fernandez - Painted
These handmade leather shoulder bags are inspired by traditional Tecuán masks used in "the dance of the Tecuánes", one of the most popular dances of the Nahua culture of Guerrero, Mexico, which symbolizes the combat between human beings and the forces of nature over crop protection. Made from 100% leather, it's sewn with visible seams using cotton thread. The mustache and eyebrows are made from wild boar's hair and the eyes are small mirrors. It's lined with water-resistant cotton fabric and is painted with a bold jaguar patterning.
Bag measures 6.5 x 8 x 2.5 inches, with an adjustable strap drop of 21 - 26 inches. Additional bag styles are available.
Carla Fernández is an internationally-recognized fashion house based in Mexico City dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the craft legacy of indigenous and mestizo communities of Mexico. Their team travels the country visiting communities of artisans who specialize in handmade textiles and centuries-old indigenous techniques, and the brand works in creative collaboration with artisans on each of their design projects. Carla Fernández has had numerous exhibitions in museums and cultural spaces in the U.S. and around the world.