La Nueva Luna Newly Woven Strap 💜🌙
Made to order in just 8 weeks.
La Nueva Luna is a limited-edition newly woven strap co-created by the women from Chontala weaving Cooperative and Amy Joy. The inspiration behind the creation of this newly woven strap is extremely personal to Hiptipico and Amy Joy. The concept behind La Nueva Luna Strap is based on moon phases to represent this next chapter. The moon also represents La Luna de Xelaju - a classic famous song in Guatemala that represents Xela, Amy Joy's birth city. To incorporate the women’s weaving specialty and Manuela’s expertise, the strap would also have colorful blooming lotus flowers that represent rebirth and new beginnings. You can read more about this entire experience co-creating with Manuela and the Chontala weaving cooperative here.
Newly Embroidered by the Chontalá Women's Cooperative
Crafted with 100% Egyptian Cotton + Full-Grain Leather
Carry your bag or camera in style with a one of a kind, eye-catching strap! All of the embroidered straps in our Woven Collection are made by female artisans in the surrounding villages Chichicastenango, Quiche, Guatemala. Your purchase directly from the women and their families.
The leather part of the strap was carefully crafted by our artisan partner Don Vicente and Ofelia in a small home workshop using top-grain leather. Your purchase supports our sustainable project to provide dignified job opportunities to indigenous artisans in Guatemala.
Build Your Own:
You can customize this strap exactly to your liking. Choose in the dropdown options, leather and strap style options. If you have another type of customization just purchase the faja and leave a note for us to see at checkout.
Metal hardware clip attachments.
Unique embroidery and leather combination.
Strap comes with a multi-color dust-bag and information card about the artisan your purchase supports.
Our straps pair perfectly with your favorite bag or our convertible bags!
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 the same and imperfections are to be expected and appreciated.
Our new embroidered straps are part of our Woven Collection and support female weavers that do not have access to markets! This specific collection was created so you know exactly the female weaver behind your products. Every item in this collection was hand-embroidered or hand-woven by our female artisan partners [not the market]. Purchasing authentic textiles directly from female cooperatives allows us to have a full understanding of the entire supply chain and offer truly honest production.
Shop knowing exactly the woman weaver behind your product!
ORIGIN: CHONTALÁ, QUICHÉ
ETHNICITY: MAYA K’ICHÉ’
After searching for traditional belt weavers in many rural villages outside of Chichicastenango, we were lucky enough to finally meet Manuela, the leader of the Chontala Women's Weaving Cooperative in 2017! Manuela, Pascuala and the women in their cooperative specialize in the intricate embroidery of belts called “fajas” that we use for our camera straps. Each belt is made new and can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks to make depending on the design. Now, the women are taking on a new embroidery project, creating our intricate floral face masks. Your purchase helps these women receive a steady income to further support their families and preserve their culture.