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Canary Yellow Shigra Bag



Shigra handbags originated as a practical article created by women and for women in the Central Andean provinces of Ecuador. Until recent years, women used these bags to carry seeds and plants. In fact, researchers believe that the different size shigras were used as a unit of measurement for centuries. So, for example a 60 centimeter size shigra full of quinoa seeds was all you needed to plant an acre.

Here at Olga Fisch we are absolutely in love with the uniqueness of each shigra, so we decided to turn this century old handbag into a modern day accessory. Each shigra is lined with canvas on the inside and you will also find a conveniently sized pocket for easy accessibility.



*Made upon order. This item takes approximately 15 days to be crafted.This handbag is handmade on demand please please allow 15 days for this item to ship. 



Bamboo handle , beaded Lida necklace , beads, canvas lining and magnetic clasp .


This bag was handmade by:

- Hand woven by Pedro Caisaguano in Cotopaxi, Ecuador.

 4 days 


-Traditional beaded neck piece by Lida Abrigo in Saraguro, Ecuador.

12 days

-Sewing and finishing details by Elizabeth Vasquez at Olga Fisch Studio. (Quito,Ecuador) 4 days

-Designed by Olga Fisch Creative Team 



Three artisans from different regions of Ecuador participated in the making of this piece.


Approximately 11.81" x 11.02 " (30 cm x 28 cm) 

* Shigras are hand made and may vary slightly in color or size. However the overall look of the design would not change. 






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