100% Handmade in Ecuador

SHIGRAS BAGS A colourful craft which carries tradition.

Weaving is another popular aspect of Ecuadorian art. Plant fibers are used to make this bags. Shigras originated as a practical article created by women and for women in the Central Andean provinces. Until recent years, women used these bags to carry seeds and plants. In fact, the different sizes of shigras were used as a unit of measurement. For example, a 60 centimeter size shigra, could resemble, say, the amount of quinoa seeds needed to plant one acre. Something like today’s measuring cups.