Paisley is a historical pattern that never ages so we decided to create a belt that takes the best elements of what quilter's call "Persian pickles" and zap it with tons of color. Our belts are hand woven and embroidered by artisans in the Peruvian highlands.
- 100% wool
- Metal buckle
- 1.9" W (4.8 cm)
- Please note: Due to its handmade nature, length may vary by an inch
- S: 35" L (89 cm)
- M: 41" L (104 cm)
- L: 47" L (119 cm>
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Peru
Jenny Krauss is committed to sustaining traditions and creating sustainable livelihoods through artistic collaborations. Jenny Krauss Designs started on a trip to Peru in 2008. Jenny fell in love with the traditional embroidery from a region called Ayacucho; she started a social business that now employs 1600 artisans. Most of the artisans are women who work at home with their children playing nearby.
Jenny Krauss Designs combines modern function and design with heritage craft when women in the highlands of Peru hand-embroider these colorful belts with unique patterns. For the women the simple act of selling something they made with their hands gives them a sense of pride and accomplishment - something they had never experienced before. The women of this fair trade cooperative have become the main support for their families by putting their traditional skills to work.
I love this belt! It is beautiful and made very well. I ordered the small and it works fine. Love the pattern and great colors!
This belt is extremely thick and very well-made. I've been wearing it for months now and it's very sturdy. There has been no wear on the eyelets, buckle, or beautiful stitched print. It's rather wide, though (I'd say 3 inches), so it only works with half of my pants that have long belt loops, but I'm fine with that. I love that it is handmade and supporting a good cause too!