Chontalá Embroidered Strap - No. 004
Newly Embroidered by the Chontalá Women's Cooperative
Crafted with 100% Egyption Cotton + Full-Grain Leather
Carry your bag or camera in style with a one of a kind, eye-catching strap! All of the embroidered straps in our Woven Collection are made new by female artisans in the villages surround Chichicastenango, Quiche, Guatemala. Your purchase directly impacts the women and their families.
Striped Backing. Thick Lining. Silver Hardware. Keyring clip-on camera style.
Includes small dust bag. Artisan card. Friendship bracelet.
Works as Bag or Camera Strap
Reminder, these are handmade items and are designed to be fashion accessories. Our artisan partners do no specialize in professional camera gear or equipment. Use at your own risk with supplementary support.
You will receive the same exact pattern and colors as pictured - the flowers may have a slightly different placement.
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. No two are exactly same and 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!
Size: approx 42 inches long and 2.5 inches 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 eight artisans in this community specialialize 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.