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Chigra Amazon Jungle Essence handcrafted tote bag by Huaorani

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In the very heart of the Amazon jungle, where the sound of nature blends with centuries-old traditions, Julieta of the Huaorani tribe creates something far more significant than mere accessories. She breathes life into the fibers of the chambira palm, transforming them into chigra bags, each carrying the spirit of the jungle and the rich heritage of her people. These bags, knitted from strong and water-resistant fibers, represent a creative fusion of functionality and style, perfectly suited for everyday use in urban bustle or natural landscapes.

Employing traditional methods, Julieta uses natural dyes to imbue the fibers with a palette saturated with all the shades of Amazonian flora and fauna. She carefully selects each material, whether it be turmeric roots, achiote seeds, or leaves from rare plants, enriching each bag with a piece of forest magic.

The dyeing process for each bag is an art form that requires not only time but also profound knowledge of plant properties and dye extraction methods. Chambira fibers are soaked, boiled, or ground with natural ingredients to absorb rich and vibrant color. It is a slow and meditative process that does not rush or fuss, ultimately creating a product that will stand the test of time.

The design of each chigra bag is meticulously thought out for convenience and capacity. The strong and elastic fibers can withstand daily wear and tear while remaining soft and pleasant to the touch. The rainbow of colors that Julieta crafts into each creation makes these bags a bright and unique statement in any look.

Choosing a chigra bag made by Julieta's hands, you're not just acquiring an accessory; you're connecting with the spirit of the Amazon jungle and supporting the livelihood and culture of the Huaorani people. It's your personal choice in favor of eco-friendly, handcrafted labor and sustainable use of natural resources.

Dimensions (approx.):

  • Width: 13 in / 33 cm 
  • Height: 9.5 in / 24 cm
  • Strap Length: 39 in / 100 cm 




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