Geometric Tote - Special Edition

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Geometric Tote - Special Edition

410.00

A single-run collaboration with local Tz’utujil visual artist Marlon Puac, we were inspired to create a modern blend of local Mayan designs and craftsmanship focused leather work; the end result is a piece of work completely unique with heirloom quality. The interior is lined with hand-woven local textile, sporting a leather partition and a zip pocket with a hand-shaped leather pull. All things considered there are over 9 days of work to complete this excellent example of Mayan culture and craftsmanship.

Visual artist Marlon Puac is Tz'utujil born in 1984 where he spent his adolescence, there after graduating from the National School of Plastic Arts "Rafael Rodríguez Padilla" Guatemala, 2005 where he specialized in painting. He was recently selected to participate in the book "Between Centuries" Contemporary Art of Central America and Panama 2015, developed by the Rozas Botrán Foundation of Guatemala City. He was also selected to represent contemporary Guatemalan art in the project of Imago Mundi 2017 under the auspices of the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche. In 2014 he was a volunteer professor in teaching visual arts in "Latin American Montessori Bilingual" Public School, Washington DC. U.S. He currently directs the Tz'utujil Art and Culture Center "Samajib'alAchib'al" in San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá. His proposals have been in several collective exhibitions in Guatemala, Nicaragua and the United States.

Compositions
The influence of linear compositions on leather bags comes from my art that interprets the ancestral art of the indigenous fabric that represents our cultural identity.

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