The Rainbow Ikat Mini Backpack is such a perfect accessory for anyone who wants a playful yet useful pack to wear everywhere.   Whether you're a mom on the go and just want a bag that won't fall off of your shoulders when you're loading or unloading a shopping cart, or you're a young adult who longs for an easy-to-wear bag that can last from morning to night without weighing you down, or you're buying a gift for someone who is fun and full of funky flair who also has a practical side, this backpack is an excellent choice!  Not only is it bold in its rainbow hues of traditional Mayan origin, it has a zippered pocket, adjustable straps, and a tie closure to hold all of your essentials for today.

Mayan textiles possess an incredible traditional history that exhibits the intricacy of weaving techniques and the use of backstrap and counterbalance (foot) looms, balanced with the vibrancy of religious and social significance.  The gifted artisans from Lake Atitlan in Guatemala have continued these generation-upon-generation old skills through their weaving work and their upcycling of these handwoven textiles to recreate the stories that were originally told in such vivid, bold fabrics.

 

Today, these backpacks create jobs for men and women who are able to send their children to school and university, an opportunity that is sadly not often attainable for many young people in Guatemala.

Ikat Mini Backpack - Rainbow

$25.00Price
Color: Rainbow
    •  adjustable straps
    • front zipper pocket
    • bead and tie closure for the main compartment with a velcro flat
    • wrist strap
    • measures 9" H X 8" W
  • Handmade in Guatemala by Lucia's Imports

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