Artementae

Cartagena

£264

Style: Bucket bag

Cobblestone streets and colourful colonial architecture, Cartagena is the undisputed queen of Colombia’s Carribbean coast. Fringed in beaches with the perfect juxtaposition of old and new town, this is the city to be immersed in. The Cartagena bag represents the enrichment of the city, with clear sea blues and hot reds crocheted in a classic, traditional geometric design onto a blank canvas.

At Artementae, we believe everything should be made to be kept forever. Cartagena is a timeless city and is a timeless bag. Fastened in adjustable tassels and adorned in lavish fringing, this bag will move with you wherever you go. Utterly hand-made, any imperfections celebrate the craftsmanship of the artisans, giving this bag it’s own story. With an individualistic design underneath, the quality of our bags have been thought-out from top to bottom, timely crotched in a way that the bag’s unique exterior, mirrors the interior. This bag uses 100% eco-friendly fibres.

Bag size: 22cm x 27cm

Strap length: 92cm.

Composition: 80% cotton, 20% synthetic.

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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