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A-Chica Handbag - Shipibo Textile Collection

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Stunning by design, this A-shaped handbag makes for the perfect accessory for any occasion! The oversized leather grip makes a dramatic statement, contrasting with the beautifully hand-woven textile of the body. This handbag is part of a very special collection that incorporates textiles from the Shipibo tribe in the Amazon. The women of the Shipibo tribe pass the weaving tradition down along generations.

On this particular handbag, the kené (the intricately embroidered pattern) is dominant on the front, with an additional small strip weaving from front-to-back. Kené is the Shipibo tribe's code. They do not consider it art, but instead, the recording of "the music of the jungle" woven through observation. There is no template or plan the women follow as each is a unique song. 

A beautiful piece that makes for a truly unique and thoughtful gift. 

Product Details:

Each design is unique - there is only one of each made!

  • Composition: Mercerized Pima Cotton & Chocolate Brown Leather Trim
  • Fabric Hand-Woven on Wooden Looms
  • Dimensions: 11 ½” L x 3 ½” W x 5 ½” H
  • Handle Height: 4"
  • Weight: 13.2 oz
  • Zip Closure
  • Lined Interior
  • Dust Bag Included
  • Handcrafted in Peru

Care Instructions:

Clean gently with damp cloth.

Who Made This Handbag?  (From Start to Finish)

Meet the Kuskaya Team responsible for creating each carefully crafted and one-of-a-kind handbag. 

Designed by Ali

This handbag has a unique design that will never be repeated. It is designed by Ali, pictured in her studio, the founder of Kuskaya. Ali is inspired by the colors and patterns in Peru, reflected in her designs.

Handwoven by Master Weavers

The handbag's textile is handwoven by one of these expert weaver women using traditional techniques unique to their region. 

Sewn by One Man (Paul)

Once the textiles are completed, they are shipped from Cajamarca to Lima and sewn by one man: Paul. 

Sewn by One Man (Paul)

Once the textiles are completed, they are shipped from Cajamarca to Lima. In Lima, each handbag is given shape by Paul, who will sew each handbag with the utmost care and precision.

Exceptional Quality

Kuskaya textiles are made of the highest quality Pima Cotton yarn which is mercerized - a process that makes the natural fibers more luminous and strong. Each bag is given shape with premium Argentine leather.


Our Pima Cotton is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified, which is a leading standard in ensuring product safety. Practices in the production, harvesting, and spinning of the cotton are tested to ensure products are free of harmful chemicals.

The factory where the handbags are finished is WRAP (World Responsibility Accredited Production) certified. This means each step of production has been inspected and deemed ethical, lawful and safe.

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Ethically Produced

WRAP (World Responsible Accredited Production) certifies that each step of production has been inspected to be deemed ethical, lawful, and safe. 

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Free of Harmful Chemicals

Each handbag is completely free from harmful chemicals and safe for human use.

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Woman-Owned Company

Kuskaya is a company that is founded by Alessandra Gerbolini. 

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