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North Star Bag | Mintaka Black

North Star Bag | Mintaka Black

Regular price $1,000.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,000.00 USD
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These hand-woven bags focus on the movement to free Black women from incarceration. They feature a poem from previously incarcerated Black literary, Nissi Berry, aiming to support women in a way the system has not. Profits from each bag sold go directly to back into the pockets of previously incarcerated Black female artists.

This design of The North Star bag line is inspired by quilts made by enslaved Africans that were crafted to help lead them to freedom while navigating the Underground Railroad. According to “quilt code theory”, designs such as "wagon wheel," "tumbling blocks," and "bear's paw" were secret messages hidden in quilt patterns that helped direct enslaved Africans to freedom.


Material: Woven wicker with Leather Flap and handles


Bag size: approximately 12 x 12 x 5

Box size: 13 x 13 x 5

Care Instructions


Wipe with a dry cloth. 

Do not store for long periods in exposed sunlight. 

As with any natural material, avoid getting the bag wet. Dye may come off when wet. 

Please keep away from sources of heat. 

Store in a dust bag or box.

If a piece turns outward, trim with small scissors to avoid potential clothing snags.

All bags are handwoven by individual artisans so may vary slightly in size.

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Carrying Freedom Poem

carrying freedom
we carry freedom wherever we go
strapped over shoulders
slung ‘cross backs
practiced like religion...

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