Vintage Huipil Backpack - 001
We're celebrating our 10 year anniversary with some of your favorite throw backs!
Let's all welcome back our must-have colorful Vintage Backpacks that embrace the energy, vibrance, and talent of Guatemala. Each backpack was purchased at the local market from our long-term artisan partners and was crafted using lightweight up-cycled leather and a unique huipil pattern. Imperfections are to be expected and appreciated!
VINTAGE QUALITY. Unique textiles. Interior lining. Exact bag pictured. Please scroll through images to see more details. Not modifications or customizations available. Every order comes with a protective multi-color dust bag and artisan information card!
No two backpacks 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.
H 17.5", W 12.5", D 5.5"
ORIGIN: PATZÚN, CHIMALTENANGO
ETHNICITY: MAYA KAQCHIKEL
Doña Elena, Doña Juana and Helencita are our favorite vendors to visit at the Panajachel Bomberos Textile Market. Their families have been selling at this market for close to 20 years and they have the most incredible collection of huipiles from their village of Patzún, Chimaltenango. These huipiles are most easily identified by their gorgeous embroidered flowers at the neckline with a maroon striped woven body to follow. All of the Patzún textiles we use are sustainably sourced from Doña Elena and your purchase supports this hard-working female artisan family.