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Q'ero Chuspa Shoulder Bag

SKU: tx10-036

Product Dimensions: 11.5 in. x 12.75 in.; strap drop 17.5 in.

Availability: In stock

Only 1 left

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Hand-woven by Q'ero women of Peru, our bag in muted shades includes traditional floral designs from yarns colored with natural dies. Embellished with a trio of tassels. Made by descendants of the Incas in the high Peruvian Andes.
Detailed Information:
  • Fair Trade
  • Hand Made


Ch'uspa is a Quechua word meaning purse or bag. Men and women have used ch'uspas in their different forms for more than 2,000 years. Some highly decorated ch'uspas are used only for special occasions, as part of the dancers' costumes during festivals. Others are simpler in style and are used primarily by men to carry coca leaves. Both men and women use a smaller ch'uspa to carry money. Men are rarely without their ch'uspas, which are finely woven and often have a separate supplemental pocket for llipta, the lime ash catalyst that activates the alkaloids in coca. Quechua clothing lacks pockets and not all ch'uspas have these special small pockets.

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