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Q'ero Chuspa Shoulder Bag

SKU: txb0185

Product Dimensions: 10 W x 12.5 deep; strap drop 17 inches

Availability: In stock

Quick Overview:

Striking handbag constructed from the Q'ero's handwoven cloth bears the design of Inti, the rayed diamond symbol of their sun creation god, in the three lower patterned stripes. Shoulder strap design continues down either side embellishing the edges.  Bottom edge embellished with three double tassels.  Hand made in Peru.

Detailed Information:
  • Fair Trade
  • Hand Made
  • Supports Indigenous Cultures


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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