turquoise Handwoven agave bag with needle in Ecuador

turquoise Handwoven agave bag with needle in Ecuador


Shipping to United States: Free

What does Shigra mean?
Kichwa term given to an object widely used by indigenous women as a personal bag, to collect and preserve seeds.

The raw material of the shigras comes from the cabuya plant, a cactus similar to the Penco or agave, well known in other Latin American countries; however, the cabuya is a variety endemic to Ecuador.

Each shigra is weaved with a needle by a single woman who can take between 4 to 6 weeks for the design work and color combination.

You have in your hands a unique piece of craftsmanship, thank you for helping us to preserve our ancestral legacy.


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1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days
  • Europe : 2 - 3 business days

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I gladly accept cancellations

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