Standard Messenger Bag - Wanderlust
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.
Includes adjustable and removable leather crossbody strap.
Metallic snap closure.
Additional storage including two exterior zipper pockets, interior zipper pocket and two interior open pockets.
Bag comes with a multi-color dust-bag, an information card about the artisan your purchase supports.
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.
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 10", W 11", D 3.5"
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!