Newly Embroidered Backpack Straps - Tikal Sun
Our Newly Embroidered Backpack Straps are designed to attach to any convertible day bag! The unique embroidery was woven new by our female artisan partners in a weaving cooperative in the mountains outside of Chichicastenango. Using a traditional technique with intricate needlework, each strap can take 3 – 10 days to complete. By purchasing directly from female artisans, you are supporting a sustainable effort to pay above a living wage, provide steady employment and impact entire indigenous families.
The leather part of the strap was carefully crafted by our artisan partner Don Vicente and Ofelia in a small home workshop using top-grain leather. Your purchase supports our sustainable project to provide dignified job opportunities to indigenous artisans in Guatemala.
Metal hardware clip attachments.
Unique embroidery and leather combination.
Strap comes with a multi-color dust-bag and information card about the artisan your purchase supports.
Our straps pair perfectly with your favorite bag or our convertible bags!
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. Imperfections are to be expected and appreciated.
Our new embroidered straps are part of our Woven Collection and support female weavers that don't have access to markets! This specific collection was created so you know exactly the female weaver behind your products. Every item in this collection was hand-embroidered or hand-woven by our female artisan partners [not the market]. Purchasing authentic textiles directly from female cooperatives allows us to have a full understanding of the entire supply chain and offer truly honest production.
Shop knowing exactly the woman weaver behind your product!
25" - 32" long x 3" wide
Chontala Weaving Cooperative
Origin: Chontala, Quiché
Ethnicity: Maya K'iche'
After searching for traditional belt weavers in many rural villages outside of Chichicastenango, we were lucky enough to finally meet the female leader of the Chontala women's cooperative. The twenty artisans in this community specialize in embroidered belts called "fajas" that we then craft into our leather camera straps. Each faja can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks make, depending on the design. Your purchase helps these women receive a steady income to further support their families and preserve their culture.
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.