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.
Bamboo handle,handwoven Andean strap.
Approximately 12.2” x 8.2" (31 cm 21 cm)
* Shigras are hand made and may vary slightly in color or size. However the overall look of the design would not change.