Noosa Amsterdam Roots Woven Straps Inspiration

Sanne Peters   >  29 July 2017

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The Roots collection has four different woven straps. The inspiration for these straps comes from different cultures from all over the world and carry symbolic meanings.

Please note that the straps are not compatible with other Noosa Amsterdam Bags.These beauties are only compatible with the Roots Tote and Sling bag.

 

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1. Vishi-vanka

These traditional embroidery patterns found in the Ukraine were created centuries ago and represent many unique symbols. The oblique cross personifies femininity and the moon. The straight cross symbolises masculinity and the sun.

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2. Agaseke

This stripe design refers to Rwandan agaseke baskets which have two colours - white and black. It is custom to give baskets to friends and family as a present to celebrate a major milestone such as marriage or birth. Baskets are proudly displayed as symbols of wealth but for the weavers, it symbolizes an escape from a life of poverty.

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3. Zig Zag

The zigzag symbol is a well-known symbol across Native American cultures. One of the most common reasons for using the zigzag symbol is that its shape symbolises lightning. As an important symbol of change, lightning is connected with rain and the fertility that it causes.

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4. Aztec

The Aztec pattern refers to ethnic groups from Mexico. These patterns are cultural artifacts. The pyramid in this Aztec pattern represents the sense of harmony and unity within ourselves and with the environment to which we aspire.

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