Carla Fernández (Artist-in-Residence, 2013) is a Mexico City-based fashion label inspired by the geometrics and textile richness of Mexico. The brand has gained international acclaim for their approach to preserving the rich cultural heritage of Mexico’s indigenous communities and transforming it into beautiful clothing, textiles and housewares. Their contemporary take on handcrafted methods proves that ethical fashion can be striking, avant-garde and forward-looking.
The Large Tan Tecuan Jaguar Bag is inspired by Tecuan masks. These handmade and hand-painted masks that are worn during "the dance of the Tecuanes," one of the most popular dances in the Nahua culture of Guerrero. The dance symbolizes the combat between human beings and the forces of nature.
Made from leather, it is designed with visible cotton thread seams. The mustache and eyebrows are made from wild boar's hair and the eyes are mirrors. The bag is lined with resistant cotton fabric.