The Barro Negro Mini Tote is a stylish and functional accessory inspired by the traditional black clay crafts of Oaxaca. The bag features a black hue, cowhide accents, and a suede leather interior. Its internal pocket is secured by a zipper closure, perfect for your cellphone. It closes with a magnetic clasp and comes with an adjustable and removable long strap. Add vibrancy and timeless tradition to your look with this beautiful bag.
Length: 8.6 inches
Width: 4.3 inches
Height: 7.8 inches
Black Clay is a pottery technique that is popular in Mexico. This manufacturing process dates back to ancient times. In its origins, objects made of black clay were created just with soil but were not very efficient. For example, if they were used to carry water, it would seep through. To improve the hardness, artisans began to bake the clay at low temperature in under-ground ovens fueled by oak wood. The earliest pieces were made in Monte Alban, Oaxaca. However, today there are thousands of artisans who practice this craft in San Bartolo Coyotepec, and many neighboring counties, or close to the Valley of Mexico. It was until the 20th century that artisans began creating more elaborate pieces in different styles that can also have a polished gloss or burnished finish.