Harmony Convertible Bag Medium - HM53 Bijoux
Our Harmony Convertible Bag is carefully crafted with top-grain leather. This sustainable leather handbag is a smooth color, soft, slouchy and extremely lightweight.
Created by our artisan partner Don Vicente and Ofelia in a small home workshop.
Convertible style with removable straps for a comfortable wear three different ways!
Includes matching leather cross body strap and a pair of backpack straps.
Additional storage at neckline, one interior zipper pocket, two interior open pockets, one exterior zipper pocket.
Bag comes with a unique pom pom, multi-color dust-bag and information card about the artisan your purchase supports.
Pairs perfectly with any of our embroidered straps!
No two bags 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 the same and imperfections are to be expected and appreciated.
Hiptipico leather bags are crafted and designed by local artisans in small home workshops. These artisanal workshops are indigenous-owned and purchasing items with these vendors supports a small local business, motivates local entrepreneurial spirits and stimulates the local economy.
H 11", W 15", D 5"
ETHNICITY: MAYA K’ICHÉ’
Originally from the culturally rich village of Chichicastenango, Maria and her family have been in the used textile business for over 20 years now! Doña María is the matriarch of her family and total jefa managing various stalls in markets across Guatemala. Her children Edgar and Lidia have continued their family's legacy and are known for sourcing some of the best vintage pieces honoring all the huipiles of Guatemala. To show their loyalty to their Maya roots, all the women in Maria's family graciously wear their traditional garb, speak the indigenous language K'iche' and are passing all this cultural knowledge down to their children, Maria's grandchildren!
ORIGIN: MOMOSTENANGO, TOTONICAPÁN
ETHNICITY: MAYA K’ICHÉ’
Don Vicente and his family have a quaint home workshop and local storefront in Panajachel. He comes from a family of rural sheep farmers and at a young age, he moved to Pana to start his own business producing a more extensive line of artisan goods using high quality materials and genuine leather. Over the years, he and his wife Ofelia have designed and perfectly curated a collection with unbeatable craftsmanship. They are a passionate family dedicated to incorporating the authentic indigenous culture into their work and passing these artisanal techniques down to their children. Now his son is the manager of their storefront and their daughters help with client relations which includes collaborating with us! We love being able to work alongside the next generation and create beautiful designs in teamwork with Don Vicente and his family!
ORIGIN: SAN ANDRÉS SEMETABAJ
ETHNICITY: MAYA KAQCHIQUEL
Zoila grew up in the village of San Andres Semetabaj, just up the mountainside from Panajachel, while her husband is originally from a town about 6 hours away called Todos Santos Cuchumatán. They eventually met in Panajachel when Julian moved to the tourist town to open a traditional handicraft store with his parents. Now, Zoila and Julian together continue to run the family business in Panajachel, bringing in a unique vibe and more modern twist. The combination of years of professional experience and a trained eye make for an extremely curated shop! From convertible bags, to fringe to poms, Zoila is an expert designer and puts her indigenous roots into everything she makes.