• Product Size: 1.6" L x 7.25" H x 11.25" W
Crafted by hand, this trendy messenger bag features an inset of colorful handwoven wool on the flap. Patsy Chang works in black leather, adding an inner zipper pocket and an adjustable strap.
"I was born in Lima on November 12, 1987, where we lived until I was three. Because of work, my parents went to Japan and left us with my maternal grandmother. At the age of five, I joined my parents in Japan, where I finished primary school and part of high school. I returned to Peru when I was 14, where I finished school, then studied fashion design.
"My father was a self-taught graphic artist and my mother, a social assistant.
"I became involved with leather work due to my father's influence, as he liked all things artisanal and crafted by hand. As time went by, I realized this is something I really enjoy.
"I actually began doing leather art as a girl. My mother tells me that I loved to draw. As I grew older, I explored all kinds of crafts, trying things I'd never done before. I made a stuffed rabbit, and a scarf. I'd help my father put things together, whether it was a piece of furniture or something around the house that needed fixing, like painting and upholstering a chair.
"Because he was self-taught, my father was constantly creating, doing all kinds of crazy things and I always observed him at work, and listened to his advice. Sometimes, I'd even participate in his nutty projects and it was a lot of fun.
"As a girl, I liked listening to music, especially while I was drawing. Of course I liked to play. In Japan, people play a lot of video games and the parks are often empty. But I loved to go to the park, run and play in the dirt and observe the plants, the bugs and uniquely shaped stones.
"When I returned to Peru in high school, I won a scholarship for a course in aluminum pictures in the Cultural Peruano Japonés. By the time I graduated, I was sure I wanted to study something related to design, but I didn't know exactly what. After taking a course in silk-screen printing, I decided to study fashion design and couture because it seemed to cover so many areas. I could draw and create not only apparel but also accessories such as handbags, bracelets, lingerie, earrings necklaces, backpacks and more.
"Once, when I just started out, I used a fabric that was too light for the design and buttons that were too heavy for the material. The garment looked good on a hanger but not so much when it was worn. I put my design for sale in a couple of boutiques and, several months later, I was out shopping with some friends. We saw my exact same design for sale in another shop. They had copied it perfectly, even my mistakes. My friends fell apart laughing. I admit, I was annoyed at first, but someone liked my design enough to copy it just the way it was.
"Today, I like a lot of things. I still enjoy drawing and listening to music but I've come to love travel. I think there's something magical to be discovered in every province, something different — the people, the energy, the customs. I think they're beautiful and I'd love to be able to visit many, many places.
"We all have challenges in life, our difficult moments. For a while, I lived alone with my older sister. She was 25, I was 17. That was a really tough time for me. My sister was a university student and I was in junior high. She didn't have much free time, so I took care of the house. Instead of being a teen like everyone else, I became a kind of substitute mother.
"It wasn't easy in Japan, either, where I was bullied at school for many years. But every day I tried harder and set the goal of tolerating it and one day showing that I was a valuable person. I participated in art contests and math competitions. Sometimes the school directors came to congratulate me on my performance in school and in the contests. Little by little, the bullying lessened, as I'd hoped it would.
"I like to try new things. Although it's not my area of expertise, I've built furniture, and even designed it with exact measurements. I had the wood cut and assembled the piece myself. In general I like almost everything a little, and am always ready to try something new. I enjoy putting myself to the test and achieving what I set out to do. It feels nice to be able to say, 'It was difficult, but I did it!'
"I'd describe my art as something easy to use, something durable and timeless, with much character and always with a style of its own.
"I find my motivation in the smiles of people who buy my handcrafted designs, in seeing that something I've created can give someone a moment of happiness. I try to transmit a sensation of warmth, affection, fun and joy through my work. That's how I imagine it and what I hope to convey in return.
"Through my designs, I can express my ideas, my feelings and my personal vision of the world.
"As a designer, my greatest challenge is still underway. I want to become known for my work. I want people to seek out my designs and I want them to leave with a big smile after purchasing my work. I want to create things so special that the least likely shopper will want them.
"Everything I make is crafted with love and dedication. I want to thank each of you who choose my designs and I hope you can feel my affection in every one. I welcome your suggestions and hope you like my work."
Shamans Market is a labor of love and service. We began our spiritual journey in 1994 learning the from wisdom keepers of many earth honoring wisdom traditions mostly in the Americas. We have travelled extensively in Peru and have made many meaningful heart connections with the people of this amazing country.
In 1999 after running out of many of the products we use in our Shamanic practice (and not having a trip to Peru in sight) we decided to import products for our friends and community. We were then and still are today excited to be supporting the growing shamanic community in the US and at the same time providing a fair trade outlet for the exquisite artisans and the indigenous people of the Andes, the Amazon, Tibet and around the world!
Over the years our offerings have grown and we are pleased to now offer these lifestyle products to promote living in harmony with each other and our Earth.
To offer quality products that promote a lifestyle of living in harmony with each other and our Earth.
Shamans Market offers fair trade, eco-friendly, artisan made, organic, natural, products. Many of these products support indigenous people maintain their ancient wisdom and culture.
A majority of our offerings come for Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Central America, Tibet, Nepal, India and the USA
Amazon rainforest preservation, medical support to Indigenous people & preserving indigenous wisdom by supporting the following non-profit charities: The Heart of the Healer Foundation, Camino Verde, Amazon Promise and Green America.
With integrity and heart. All our products support at least one of the following: spiritual/meditation practice, the earth, fair trade, ancient wisdom, indigenous culture, beauty or oneness.
6620 Crabapple Ct
Email: [email protected]
In-stock merchandise typically ships within 1-2 business days. Holiday and orders placed on Saturday and Sunday are processed the next business day.
If an item on your order is marked “backorded” the entire order will be held until all items return to stock. If you would like us to split the order and ship the items separately you can request we do that by emailing us at [email protected] . We make every attempt to provide you the most accurate date of shipment for backordered items yet sometimes receipt of these items are delayed. If the items are going to be substantially delayed we will email you with an updated anticipated shipping date. If an item is out of stock and that information was not provided to you on the website, we will email you with additional information on availability.
Shipping charges will vary based on the weight of your package and your location. All packages are shipped from Troy, MI. During checkout you are given an estimated shipping charge. To get an accurate shipping charge (within the US) you can enter your zip code and the actual shipping charges will be calculated. International shipping charges are only estimated on the website. For more information on international orders please see International Orders below.
Standard Delivery orders are shipped via USPS First Class or Priority Mail. Generally Priority Mail will arrive in 3-5 business days and 1st class usually with 3-7 business days. Occasionally items ordered at the same time are shipped separately. For even faster delivery, we offer Express Delivery via Next Business Day and Two Business Day Service via UPS. Next Business Day and Two Business Day Service via UPS orders are given top priority and we will ship the order the same day if received by 2:00 pm EST for product available in our warehouse. If have a time sensitive order and want to confirm stock availability please call us at 866-929-2964 or email us at [email protected] to verify when you can expect your shipment to go out. We will do our best to meet your needs.
Shamans Market ships internationally depending on an individual country's regulations. Not all items we sell can be shipped to every country. Shipping costs are calculated in the shopping cart or at checkout. To see your shipping costs before checking out you can use the estimate shipping cost section in the shopping cart. (Please note: If your country does not use postal code please insert a 1 in the postal code field if you are not getting shipping cost to show.) In a few cases the actual shipping fee will be more than calculated at checkout. If this happens we will contact you via email and inform you of the cost for shipping your order before we proceed.
Our standard international shipping method is US Postal Service 1st Class, Priority Mail or EMS service. We also offer you the option of shipping UPS international service where available. Estimated shipping times (not including order processing time) for USPS Mail service is as follows:
1st Class: 2-5 weeks
Priority Mail: 7-14 days
EMS Express Service: 3-7 days
Duties, taxes, VAT, custom charges are not included in pricing or delivery fees. Please contact your taxing authority to determine what fees or taxes may apply to your order and how collection is handled.
Restricted from International Shipping
Certain items can't be shipped outside of the USA or require a special certification.
The US Fish and Wildlife Agency requires a certification for items containing Wild Feathers, Animal Hide, Bone and Shell. Therefore we restrict shipping on these items unless a special request is made and a certification fee of $99.00 is paid in advance.
Other items are including Peacock Feathers & Red Sandalwood are banned to ship altogether.
Q: Is your site secure, I don’t like to give my credit card information on the web?
A: We understand this concern and take great efforts to protect your personal information. All transactions on ShamansMarket.com are handled through a process called SSL or Secured Socket Layer. This protection is provided to us by GeoTrust QuickSSL. GeoTrust is a leader in secure transactions on the web and their service enables up to 256-bit encryption and assures our online customers that confidential information and transactions cannot be viewed, intercepted or altered. And because GeoTrusts authentication system is the most advanced in the industry, you can be sure that GeoTrust certificates are only issued to fully authorized recipients, including ShamansMarket.com.
Q: How long does it take before my order is shipped out?
A: ShamansMarket.com typically ships packages Monday through Friday within 24-48 hours after the order is placed. If an item on your order is backorded the entire order will be held until all items return to stock.
Q: How do you ship packages?
A: ShamansMarket.com uses US Postal Service or UPS for its standard delivery in the Continental US. Priority Mail is a service of the US Postal Service delivered to within 2-3 day, Monday through Saturday.
Q: So, how long does it take for me to get my order?
A: From the time you order to the time your package arrives typically takes 3-7 days, depending on shipping method you choose. This includes an average of 1-2 days for processing and packaging and 2-6 days for shipping. This applies only to in stock items. If an item is out of stock and that information was not on the website, we will email you with additional information on availability.
Q: Do you ship packages internationally?
A: Yes, Shamans Market ships internationally depending on an individual country's regulations. Not all items we sell can be shipped to every country. Shipping charges that show on the final invoices are estimates. If the actual international shipping fee is lower than the estimate we will automatically credit your payment method the difference. In cases where the actual shipping fee is higher we will contact you via email and inform you of the cost for shipping your order before we proceed. If you would like to know the actual shipping cost before you place your order please feel from to contact us at [email protected] and we will calculate the exact cost for you. Our standard international shipping method is US Postal Service 1st Class, Priority Mail or EMS service. We also offer you the option of shipping UPS international service. Estimated shipping times (not including order processing time) for USPS Mail service is as follows:
1st Class: 3-5 weeks
Priority Mail – 7-14 days
EMS Express Service: 3-7 days
Q: I can’t figure out how to change me billing address, can you help?
A: Sure, to change your billing address first click on Customer Service on the top of the page. Then click on “Account History”. When On Account History page, click on your name. This will bring up your Customer Information screen and allow you to change your billing address, password, email and phone number. NOTE: To change the ship to address or your credit card on file you must do this at the time of check out prior to signing in.
Q: How can I change my credit card information?
A: To change your credit card information, or to switch billing from credit card to Pay Pal, or check you must do this at check out. Once you are ready to check out click on “Check Out”. This brings up the checkout screen. Click on the box that says: “I am a returning customer and would like to use my existing account.” Then type in your Email and password. Next, check the box “Change billing Information”. Then click on “Continue Checkout”. This will take you to the form to change or update your billing information.
Q: What Payment Methods do you accept?
A: You can pay by Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, PayPal, Check or Money Order. If Paying by check or money order please send payments to: ShamansMarket 6620 Crabapple Ct Troy, MI 48098 We will hold your order pending receipt of your payment for up to 15 days.
Q: How do I ship to an address that is different from my billing address?
A: To ship to an address other than the billing address on your credit card can be done at checkout. Once you are ready to check out click on “Check Out”. This brings up the checkout screen. Click on the box that says: “I am a returning customer and would like to use my existing account.” Then type in your Email and password. Next, check the box “This will be shipped to a different address”. Then click on “Continue Checkout”. This will take you to the form change the Shipping Information for the order.
Q: How do I process a return?
A: Please see our the "Our Policies" page for return information.
Q: Do you offer wholesale pricing?
A: Yes, We offer wholesale pricing to retailers please email us at [email protected] for more information.