The Pilwa Bag
The Pilwa Bag
The classic 'Pilwa' Bag is made for daily use as a purse to store your belongings or accompany you to the market to store your fruits and vegetables. They are hand woven by Indigenous women in Araucania, Chile.
They are traditionally woven by the Indigenous people of Chile named the Mapuches. "Pilwas" Bags are made using a plant known as "Chupon" or Gregahia Specia, one of nature's sturdiest materials.
Until a few years ago in the South of Chile, it was common to find a 'Pilwa' bag in every house because - they say those who use it - if it is taken care "it lasts a lifetime."
We love to use this bag as this purse to put our daily items in and as a decoration hung up in the house.
*These bags can hold up to 20 - 30 pounds and are very strong.
Measurements: 17.5"H x 6"W
Made by Prima De Sur.
Read our full care instructions here.
How to care for 14K gold fill or .925 sterling silver
Soak jewelry in warm soapy water for 10 minutes. Rinse and gently wipe with a soft cloth and it'll shine like new. It may be polished with a jewelry cleaner to bring out its natural shine.
Store your pieces in a safe, dry place when not worn to protect them from the elements of daily exposure. Keep away from chemicals and perfume. We recommend removing all the beaded jewelry pieces before any water exposure such as swimming or showering since that will stretch the beading wire that it is strung on.
Note: If you are wearing your jewels in the shower, we recommend cleaning at least once a month. It may seem dull after a bit of wear, but a quick clean will brighten your piece up.
How to care for gold vermeil
If you would like to clean your gold vermeil jewelry wash it with a small amount of gentle dish soap or non-chemical soap and warm water. Rinse it well and allow to dry on a cloth or paper towel.
Always remove gold vermeil jewelry before exercising, washing your hands or showering. Apply perfumes, creams and hair care products before wearing your gold vermeil pieces.
How to care for freshwater pearls, natural stones, or glass beads
Avoid direct contact with chemicals found in perfume or other cosmetics.
Store your pieces in a safe, dry place when not worn to protect them from the elements of daily exposure.
Freshwater pearls, natural stones, and glass beads are more delicate and should be handled with care. All beaded necklaces should be removed before doing any physical activity or water to prevent damage of the beading wire.
Please allow 5-7 business days for production time. Each piece is handmade in the order recieved and will ship out once completed. If you have a time sensitive order, please email us at email@example.com