The Slanted

$179.00

Color: Brown

Top-grain oiled tanned leather
Hand-woven caña flecha insert on strap
Two interior sleeves: One for laptop, other for cellphone
Soft interior lining
Designed specifically for 15″ MacbookPro but fits most 13″and 15″

Overall Dimensions 14.5″h x 11″w  Adjustable drop length
Handmade in Colombia

3 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Description

Caña Flecha: A Colombian handicraft heritage

The Caña Flecha weaving technique dates back to pre-Colombian times and was originated by Zenu indians located in the northern caribbean coast of Colombia. The Caña Flecha insert is made out of the Gynerium Sagittatum grass plant. First the leaves are dried and then the veins are removed with a knife in order to obtain uniform and sturdy strips. The strips are then dried in the sun until the green leaves turn white or beige. To obtain the dark colored strips, the beige or white strips are soaked in black mud for a few days and then rinsed with cold water and boiled with achiote (another wild plant) for a few hours. Then the tinted strips are dried in the sun for a few days.

After this process where the colored and un-colored strips are obtained, the artisan starts to weave the strips into many different patterns depending on the intended use. (baskets, bracelets, hats)

Additional information

Additional information

Color

Brown/Antique Brass