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Pilwa Bag

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$64.00
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$64.00
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Since ancient times, Mapuche Indigenous artisans have woven the Pilwa. Pilwas are made using a plant known as Chupon, one of nature’s sturdiest materials.

Maria and Sandra are the indigenous women who weaver our bags and whom we work with in close connection. They both cultivate the Chupon in native forests during the first winter rain.

After cleaning, drying, and splitting the fiber, separating the leaf into strands with a wooden comb with nail teeth, they twist it until they get a rope capable of resisting up to 44 pounds, with which they weave Pilwa of various shapes and sizes: traditional, round, or triangle. 98 feet of rope and five hours of weaving are required to finish one Pilwa.

A bag traditionally used to carry the harvest of shellfish and potatoes. We love to use them to head to the farmers market or beach or as decor.

Made of Organic Chupon Plant Measurements: 45 cm width x 45 cm length

Refund Policy

We are happy to issue an exchange or store credit for any unused item that is returned in its original condition and packaging within 14 days of purchase. Please note all vintage and clothing items are final sale.

All charges incurred as the result of an exchange or return (ie. shipping, duties, and taxes) is the customer’s responsibility.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take to receive your exchanged product may vary.
If you are shipping an item over $50, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. There is no guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your exchange or store credit refund.

If a store credit refund is approved, a gift certificate will be issued to your email address. The gift certificate can be used for online or in store purchases.

Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a store credit refund, the cost of shipping will be deducted from it.

Description

Since ancient times, Mapuche Indigenous artisans have woven the Pilwa. Pilwas are made using a plant known as Chupon, one of nature’s sturdiest materials.

Maria and Sandra are the indigenous women who weaver our bags and whom we work with in close connection. They both cultivate the Chupon in native forests during the first winter rain.

After cleaning, drying, and splitting the fiber, separating the leaf into strands with a wooden comb with nail teeth, they twist it until they get a rope capable of resisting up to 44 pounds, with which they weave Pilwa of various shapes and sizes: traditional, round, or triangle. 98 feet of rope and five hours of weaving are required to finish one Pilwa.

A bag traditionally used to carry the harvest of shellfish and potatoes. We love to use them to head to the farmers market or beach or as decor.

Made of Organic Chupon Plant Measurements: 45 cm width x 45 cm length

Refund Policy

We are happy to issue an exchange or store credit for any unused item that is returned in its original condition and packaging within 14 days of purchase. Please note all vintage and clothing items are final sale.

All charges incurred as the result of an exchange or return (ie. shipping, duties, and taxes) is the customer’s responsibility.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take to receive your exchanged product may vary.
If you are shipping an item over $50, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. There is no guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your exchange or store credit refund.

If a store credit refund is approved, a gift certificate will be issued to your email address. The gift certificate can be used for online or in store purchases.

Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a store credit refund, the cost of shipping will be deducted from it.

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