Shanti Imports

Crocheted Bags


In Mexico and Guatemala the indigenous men carry handbags called "morrales". In Guatemala the Mayan morrales are made by tapestry crochet, a craft traditionally done by men. Since the 1970's they have also produced commercial bags for sale to the foreign market.


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Aguacatan crochet bag with wooden beads, small and round

Aguacatan crochet bag with wooden beads, small and round

$24.00

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Aguacatan crochet bag, medium small

Aguacatan crochet bag, medium small

7.25" tall x 6" wide.
$16.00

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Aguacatan crochet bag, round

Aguacatan crochet bag, round

These bags are a single unlined compartment 16" tall x 13" wide and open at the top with no zipper. They have the typical Mayan adjustable strap...
$44.00

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Aguacatan crochet bag, round with strap woven in

Aguacatan crochet bag, round with strap woven in

$44.00

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Aguacatan crochet bag, round, medium

Aguacatan crochet bag, round, medium

Tapestry crocheted by the Awateko Maya of Aguacatan, these are used to hold grain when sewing corn. A man in his field with a bag uses a...
$40.00

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Aguacatan crochet bag, small

Aguacatan crochet bag, small

6.25" tall x 5" wide.
$14.00

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Aguacatan crochet bag, small and round

Aguacatan crochet bag, small and round

These bags are a single unlined compartment 8.5" tall x 8.5" wide with a zipper. They have the typical Mayan adjustable strap which only requires a...
$24.00

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Crystal pouch, Chichi crochet

Crystal pouch, Chichi crochet

We call these little bags "Crystal pouches" since they are just the right size for amulets and other small items. The strap can be worn around the...
$6.00

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Crystal pouch, Chichi crochet with flower button

Crystal pouch, Chichi crochet with flower button

This little crystal pouch has a unique closure by which a tiny cord wraps around a floppy flower button to hold flap down. Tapestry crochet done in...
$4.00

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Crystal pouch, Chichi loose crochet

Crystal pouch, Chichi loose crochet

We call these little bags "Crystal pouches" since they are just the right size for amulets and other small items. The strap forms the drawstring...
$4.00

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