Artisanal Travel Coin Pouch - 001
Crafted with full-grain leather
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Our Artisanal Travel Coin Pouch features traditional hand-woven corte fabric. Travel in style with a coin purse that fits your small things while on the go! Using scraps from our other projects, this coin purse is crafted using all repurposed textiles. This original textile was sustainably sourced from our long-standing artisan partners at the textile market in Panajachel.
Zipper to close securely during travel. Neutral interior lining. Leather zipper detail.
No two pouches 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 coin purse 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.
Approx 4" x 4"
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.
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.