Cochineal Leonor backpack
Crocheted cotton backpack with adjustable suede leather straps, trim and bottom.
Designed by Lanii Gifts—a trio of native Oaxacan female designers who collaborate with local artisans.
The cotton has been dyed with cochineal before crocheting. Cochineal is an important dye used in Oaxaca and Peru since the 1500s. A small insect grows on the nopal cactus that is harvested and dried. When crushed into a powder the color is a vibrant red.
Size: 12.5” high x 10.5” wide x 5” wide