Artisanal Convertible Bag - 026 La Palma
* Actual Bag Pictured | One-Of-A-Kind | Full-Grain Leather
Our Artisanal Convertible Bag begs to tag along with you each day! The eye-catching colors and intricate pattern of the woven body come from authentic Maya textiles. Repurposing discarded fabric from female weavers in Guatemala, your purchase supports our sustainable project to utilize recycled materials. Minimize your fashion footprint!
Features: Large Day Bag | Genuine Leather | Silver Hardware | Black Zipper | Side Pockets | Removable Backpack and Shoulder Straps | Outer Pocket Inside Zipper Pocket | Inside Storage
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. Removable straps for a comfortable wear 3 different ways! Embroidered straps sold separately.
Every Hiptipico bag is handmade by Maya artisans which produces one-of-a-kind variations. This makes them uniquely charming and distinct from factory-made accessories. * This bag is crafted with luxury premium leather, carefully treated for a soft impeccably soft finish.
Give Back: Your purchase provides a dignified job opportunity to indigenous artisans in rural Guatemala, aiding in their quest to escape poverty.
H 14", W 20", D 6"
Origin: Chichicastenango, Quiché
Ethnicity: Maya K'iche'
Originally from the culturally rich village of Chichicastenango, Lydia grew up surrounded by textiles and embroideries. As a young girl she frollicked amongst patterns and colors as her mother sold used traditional clothing at the local market. Her family has sourced traditional Mayan textiles for years and Lydia proudly maintains her culture by continuing in the family business. She graciously wears her native garb, speaks the indigenous language K'iche' and is passing all her cultural knowledge down to her children.
Origin: San Andrés Semetabaj
Ethnicity: Maya Kaqchiquel
Zoila grew up the small town of San Andres, just up the mountainside from Panajachel and her husband is originally from a village 6 hours away called Todos Santos. They eventually met in Panajachel when Julian moved to the tourist town to open a traditional handicrafts store with his parents. Now, Zoila and Julian together continue to run the family business in Panajachel, bringing in the unique vibe of Julian’s hometown. The combination of years of professional experience and a trained eye make for an extremely curated shop. The couple have been married for over 20 years and have four beautiful children who also help out at the family store when they are done with their studies.