Quetzal clutch
Quetzal clutch

Quetzal clutch

Regular price $85.00 Sale

Carlota clutch inspired by the quetzal bird. Cowhide leather wrist strap with gold band. Lilac suede interior.  A design that will fill your days with life and color.

Measurements: 10.5" W x 4.7" H 

The leather used in this collection are treated with 100% vegetable materials. This means that different natural products are used in its tanning process instead of using chemicals that are harmful to the environment. These natural products are usually branches of trees and plants, such as chestnut and tara, sticks, roots and nuts, which are ground into powder and used to tan leather.

The anilines used to color your bag, like the waxes that create the two-tone effect, are of vegetable origin.

For this reason, any irregularity that is noticed in the skin is the effect of the natural process. As a suggestion, do not expose your bag to the sun for a long time since some oxidation in the color could be noticed, just as it happens with the fruit.

THE STORY

The quetzal bird, the Mayan legend tells about the time when Kukulkan, the god creator, and Tepeu, the god of the heavens, created the earth together. When they gave life to the birds, the quetzal was born from the puffs of air blown at a guayacán tree. With the divine breaths, the greenish-blue leaves from the guayacán tree flew away in the form of this majestic bird of wonderful long plumage. Moctezuma’s headdress, a quetzalapanecáyotl, made of quetzal feathers, is thought to have been created by the amantecas, Mexica artists who specialized in making objects for the god Quetzalcóatl, or “plumed serpent”, using feathers. This headdress was made with 222 feathers, most of which are from quetzal birds. Currently, the original piece is housed at the Ethnology Museum in Vienna, Austria, while a reproduction can be seen at the National Anthropology Museum, in Mexico City.