Natural Dye Convertible Bag - Full Panel
*Made to order: 6 weeks
Our Natural Dye Convertible Bag is artisanal made with your choice of full-grain (renegade) or top-grain leather (harmony) and a traditional fabric newly woven in the village of San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala. The eye-catching botanical colors and intricate jaspe pattern of the textile body was originally created on a traditional pedal loom by a master female weaver.
Unique textile and leather combination.
Convertible style with removable straps for a comfortable wear three different ways! Includes matching leather crossbody strap and a pair of backpack straps.
Bag comes with a unique pom pom, multi-color dust-bag, and information card about the artisan your purchase supports.
Additional storage at neckline, one interior zipper pocket, two interior open pockets, one exterior zipper pocket.
Pairs perfectly with 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.
This bag is part of our Natural Dye Collection. The eco-friendly cotton fabric is dyed by female Tz'utujil artisans using natural coloring from local plants, bark, vegetables and fruits such as hibiscus flowers, coconut shells, achiote, and avocado trees. Organic product designed by a women's weaving cooperative in San Juan la Laguna.
More about the leather:
Hiptipico bags are crafted using sustainable leather. We are conscious to source from leather providers that have sustainable practices and view leather as a byproduct of the meat industry. This prevents future waste and utilizes all parts of the animal.
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 support a small local business, motivates local entrepreneurial spirits, and stimulates the local economy.
Mini W 14'' H 10'' D 4.5'
Medium W 17'' H 11'' D 5.5''
Large W 20'' H 14'' D 6''
ORIGIN: SAN JUAN LA LAGUNA
ETHNICITY: MAYA TZU´TUJIL
Rosa is the founder of a women’s cooperative in San Juan la Laguna, Lemá, that uses purely natural elements to create an entirely eco-friendly collection. This artisanal knowledge has been preserved over time and has been passed down from generation to generation. Learning directly from her grandmother, these ancient techniques use local plants to dye organic cotton. Rosa works with the women of her community to uphold this traditional art form and is eager to share these pure designs with the world.
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!