Artisanal Swell Beach Bag - 004 Laguna
* Actual Bag Pictured | One-Of-A-Kind
Our Artisanal Swell Beach Bag is the perfect tote to tag along with you to the market or playa! The eye-catching colors and intricate pattern of the woven body come from authentic Maya textiles from Xela, Guatemala.
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.
Give Back: Your purchase provides a dignified job opportunity to indigenous artisans in rural Guatemala, aiding in their quest to escape poverty.
H 20" x W 17"
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: Panajachel, Sololá
Ethnicity: Maya Kaqchiquel
Ofelia and her family have a quaint home workshop and local storefront in Panajachel. Over the years, she and her husband have acquired an impeccably-curated collection of Mayan textiles that they use to elaborate unique designs with unbeatable craftsmanship. Ofelia is passionate about incorporating traditional Mayan tipico textiles into her designs and passing the artisan culture down to their four children. Ofelia makes a vital contribution to the family business through sourcing textiles, weaving new embroideries and designing unique bags.