We met Hester in the Otavalo artisan market a few months back. She spent a little while at our booth with us getting to know our work and chatting a bit. She continued to explore the rest of the market but unfortunately some jerk cut open the fabric bag that she was carrying and stole her belongings from the inside as she wandered around the market. I am not sure but I think she took this as a sign to get a bag that would be a bit more secure. So she came back. Here is an email that she sent our way the other day.
The strong dark brown purse has been a very valuable and appreciated companion throughout my travels. No thief or robber could have destroyed that leather and from that day on in Otavalo I had it with me every day, guarding the few important things I was carrying. More than once it happened that venders in Peru, in Bolivia and even Argentina in markets eyed it curiously and where very eager to know where I’ve got it from. ‘Ecuador’ I said, ‘pero de un chico de Canada!’ 😉
All the Best,