Artementae

Barranquilla

£180

Style: Bucket bag / Cross-body bag

Known as The Golden Gate of Colombia, is Barranquilla lays on the gorgeous Magdalena river, and is home to vibrant festivals that celebrate rich culture, vivacious music and positive people. Moreover, a village close to Barranquilla is home to the undeniably talented artisans who create these culturally exquisite bags. In a classic, indigenous design, the Barranquilla bag is simply dedicated to the artisans of the city who handcraft these pieces to perfection. In an understatedly elegant colourway of black, red and cream, Barranquilla makes for the perfect timeless bag.

At Artementae, we believe everything should be made to be kept forever. Fastened in adjustable tassels, Barranquilla is utterly hand-made, any imperfections celebrate the craftsmanship of the artisans, giving this bag it’s own story. With an individualistic design underneath and carefully crocheted matching strap, the quality of our bags have been thought-out from top to bottom, crotched in a way that the bag’s unique exterior, mirrors the interior. This bag uses 100% eco-friendly fibres.

Bag size: 23cm x 30cm

Composition: 80% cotton, 20% synthetic.

Strap length: 74cm.

Care: Dry clean only to preserve colours.

In a small village close to Barranquilla, Colombia, a group of 36 skillful women. started what would have been considered as a cooperative in 2002, the women of Arte & Tejido are all expert artisans that employ a beautiful and traditional crochet technique. Taking inspiration from cultural influences and their natural surroundings, the artisans create unique, classic pieces with a modern and chic approach to create unique bags. All materials used by the artisans are from 100% natural fibres of cotton and eco-friendly synthetics. Some imperfections in the fibres do not compromise the quality of the products but rather are testimonial of the natural characteristic of the fibres, giving each bag their own personality. Exquisitely hand-crocheted, the exterior’s unique design mirrors the interior, with the bottom that matches this beautiful pattern, these bags are their own masterpieces. As each piece can take between two to three weeks from start to finish, they are truly special, celebrating timeless Colombian artistry.

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