Natural Dye Pink Mesh Bag
Natural plant material has played a central role in the creative industries of Mexico for thousands of years. These mesh bags in a delicate tone of blush pink pay tribute to this cultural legacy by combining handwoven mesh bags made from wild agave (maguey) with organic cochineal – a natural dye that was once the second most valuable trading commodity, only behind silver. This expandable medium weave piece features an adjustable strap of hand-cut leather.
The bags are typically made by an older generation of Mexican artisans as a means of supplemental income, which they make while they are passing the time tending to their livestock.
The cochineal is sourced from a farm in the Oaxaca valley. Cochineal is made from a parasitic being that lives on the paddle of the cactus. What was once a dye reserved for nobility, now graces a host of fine textiles, cosmetics and even food products.
Approximately 40cm long x 40cm wide unstretched
Note: Because of the nature of natural dyes, not two bags are exactly alike.
This natural piece is durable, however leather conditioner should be applied to the strap in order to avoid drying and cracking, especially if not in use.
Leather Bags: Most Stitch and Tickle leather items are made to order and may take up to 2 weeks to ship. We’re happy to accommodate faster turn around times when possible. Items from the shop ship within 3 business days when in stock. Please let us know if you’re on a tight deadline and we'll do our best to accommodate.
Other items from the shop: If in stock, we ship twice a week so usually within 3 business days from when you placed your order.
All items ship via USPS or UPS Ground. Priority Mail now includes a delivery confirmation tracking number from USPS, but does not include insurance.
Please contact us at the time of purchase to request the package to be insured as it needs to be done at the time of shipping. Stitch and Tickle is not responsible for any loss or damage during transit.
We apply a $10 flat rate for standard ground shipping on orders shipped within the United States:
|Order Total*||Shipping Cost|
|Up to $150||$10|
|$150.01 and above||$10|
International orders: Please contact us for shipping rates. Exact shipping charges will be quoted at time of order depending on the chosen shipping method.