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By Mexican foundation Ensamble Artesano, crafted by artisan women in Tlapehuala, Guerreroand designed in collaboration with the Mexican design brand Zaavia.
The piece is mainly made of dried palm leaves and is complemented by leather to give rigidity, elegance and versatility. The leather handle is adjustable depending on the occasion for which it is used and the interior is made of cotton.
Ensamble Artesano is a non-profit platform, designed as a space for exchange and collaboration to combat the economic uncertainty for artisans in Mexico precipitated by the pandemic. Today, it supports more than three thousand artisans across 22 states in Mexico, in partnership with 83 organizations. It has evolved into an important hub, forging collaborative networks to strengthen the craft sector.
Their objective, in addition to preserving and celebrating artisan creation as well as promoting innovation in traditional design, is to give recognition and reinforce the maintenance of formal and fair value chains that have created horizontal work links and that guarantee a source of income for indigenous and rural communities in Mexico.