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Q'ero Chuspa Shoulder Bag

Q'ero Chuspa Shoulder Bag

$75.00

(In stock)

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Q'ero Chuspa Shoulder Bag

Quick Overview

Narrow and deeply constructed handwoven bag is the perfect size for your sunglasses, smart phones or sacred stones. Side stripes are woven in natural shades with the center band pattern of Inti, the sun.  Shoulder strap is colorful too.  Bottom edging consists of three double tassels. Hand made in Peru.

SKU: txb0185
  • Product Size:
  • 10 W x 12.5 deep; strap drop 17 inches
$75.00

Availability:In stock

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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.