Newly Embroidered Strap - Hedwig
We're celebrating our 10 year anniversary with some of your favorite throw backs!
Let's all welcome back our must-have colorful Newly Woven straps that embrace the energy, vibrance and talent of Guatemala. Each strap is handmade in a small home workshop using genuine leather and hand-embroidered belts (called fajas). With an easy-clip on attachment, you can use it for both your camera or bag.
Crafted with 100% Egyptian Cotton. High-quality leather. Woven Backing. Durable clips. Exact strap 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 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 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.
Approx. 42" length x 2" wide
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.
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!