Wool shoulder bag, 'Chacana Cross Messenger' (Peru)

A bold Inca chacana star centers this handwoven shoulder bag by Zosimo Laura. Working on a traditional loom, he weaves the intricate motifs in red and orange wool. His inspiration comes from the legendary chasquis, Inca messengers, trained from a very early age to run long distances and traverse the seemingly impossible terrain of the Peruvian Andes. The versatile unlined bag closes with a capirona wood button.