Artisanal Convertible Bag - 023 La Villa
Actual Bag Pictured Crafted with Full-Grain Leather
This Artisanal Convertible Bag begs to tag along with you each day! The eye-catching colors and intricate pattern of the woven body come from an authentic Maya huipil from Patzun. This textile was sustainably sourced from our long-standing artisan partners at the textile market in Panajachel.
Includes Pom. Dust bag. Artisan card. Friendship bracelet.
Medium Convertible Day Bag | Full-Grain Leather | Metal Hardware | Black Zipper | Side Pockets | Removable Backpack and Shoulder Straps | Outer Zipper Pocket | Multiple Inside Pockets | Additional Inside Storage
Removable straps for a comfortable wear 3 different ways! Our convertible bags are the perfect size for daily use. Convenient front zipper pocket keeps phone or passport accessible with additional side pockets with snap. Embroidered straps sold separately.
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 same and imperfections are to be expected and appreciated.
This bag is part of our Market Collection, which features textile treasures from Maya villages all around Guatemala, a country world famous for its intricate textiles and hand-embroidery. This collection is all about art appreciation and revival! When purchasing huipiles for crafting our artisanal bags, we make it our priority to select only textiles that could no longer be worn to truly give them a second life.
H 11", W 15", D 5"
Origin: Patzún, Chimaltenango
Ethnicity: Maya Kaqchikel
Doña Elena, Doña Juana and Helencita are our favorite vendors to visit at the Panajachel 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 Patzún. These huipiles are most easily identified by their gorgeous embroidered flowers at the bust with a maroon striping woven body to follow. All of the Patzún textiles we use are sustainably sourced from Dona Elena and your purchase supports this hard-working female artisan family.
Origin: Momostenango, Totonicapán
Ethnicity: Maya K'iche'
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 working with artisan goods. Over the years, he and his wife Ofelia have acquired impeccably curated collection of Mayan textiles that they use to elaborate unique designs with unbeatable craftsmanship. They’re passionate about incorporating the authentic Mayan culture into their work and passing these artisan techniques down to their children.