Standard Messenger Bag - Sacapulas
Standard Messenger Bag - Sacapulas
Standard Messenger Bag - Sacapulas
Standard Messenger Bag - Sacapulas
Standard Messenger Bag - Sacapulas
Standard Messenger Bag - Sacapulas
Standard Messenger Bag - Sacapulas

Standard Messenger Bag - Sacapulas

$98.00

$268.00

Product Details:

Our new Messenger Bag is artisanal made with high quality leather and a traditional huipil from the village of Chichicastenango. The eye-catching colors and intricate pattern of the textile body was originally created on a back-strap loom by a female weaver. This bag was crafted by our artisan partner Don Julian and Zoila in a small home workshop. Your purchase supports our sustainable project to provide dignified job opportunities to indigenous artisans in Guatemala. 

Features: 

Includes adjustable and removable leather crossbody strap.

Metallic snap closure.

Additional storage including one interior zipper pocket, two interior open pockets, one exterior zipper pocket. 

Bag comes with a multi-color dust-bag, an information card about the artisan your purchase supports. 

One-of-a-kind:

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. 

Community Impact: 

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.

Dimensions

 H 10", W 11", D 3.5"

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.