Artisanal Tocoyal Fringe Wrap - Rust
We're celebrating our 10 year anniversary with some of your favorite throw backs!
Let's all welcome back our must-have colorful beaded fringe Tocoyal Head Wrap. Each wrap is traditionally worn wrapped in an indigenous woman's hair, but can be used as a belt, headband or home decor. Each is handmade by our long-term artisan partner Doña Maria in San Antonio Palopo.
Newly woven. High-quality beading. Tassel Fringe. Every order comes with a protective multi-color dust bag and artisan information card!
No two straps are the same! Hiptipico prides itself on uniqueness and authenticity. Every Hiptipico product is 100% handmade and has the human touch of the weaver and maker in each stitch. This makes our products uniquely charming and distinct from factory-made accessories. No two are exactly same and imperfections are to be expected and appreciated.
Guatemala is one of the slowest in rolling out the vaccine and tourism has not picked back up. And with every purchase you are directly helping a few different artisan families in Guatemala that have been waiting over a year for their stores to see new customers.
Hiptipico’s relationship with these long-term partners is built on trust, transparency, and mutual respect. Purchasing items with these vendors support a small local business, motivates local entrepreneurial spirits, and stimulates the local economy.
ORIGIN: SANTA ANTONIO PALOPÓ
ETHNICITY: MAYA KAQCHIQUEL
María lives and creates her magnificent designs in San Antonio Palopó with a group of women weavers in her community. To reach a larger market, the women travel everyday by public transportation to get to Panajachel to sell their handmade items by foot. Without a stand or locale, María carries most of her items on her head and walks the streets looking for potential shoppers. Working nearly 7-days a week, María is extremely innovative and eager to discuss exclusive designs and customizable products for new customers. Your support means a lot to Maria and the future of the women’s weaving cooperative. And if you ever come to visit, Maria loves to host visitors at her house as a part of our ethical weaving tours on Lake Atitlan!