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Embroidered Backpack Straps - No. 236 Flower Maiden
Embroidered Backpack Straps - No. 236 Flower Maiden

Embroidered Backpack Straps - No. 236 Flower Maiden

$148.00

New Backpack Straps! Carry your backpack in style with these one of a kind, eye-catching straps! This repurposed vintage belt's pretty embroidery comes from the Maya village of Chichicastenango, Guatemala. *Actual straps pictured. Works for bag or camera. Genuine Leather. 

Repurposing discarded material from female weavers in Guatemala, your purchase supports our sustainable project to utilize recycled materials. Minimize your fashion footprint!

NEW FEATURES: Double Side Adjustable. Striped Backing. Thick Lining. Silver Hardware.

Every Hiptipico camera strap 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 female artisans in rural Guatemala, aiding in their quest to escape poverty.

Length: Approx 25 - 32 inches.

Lydia

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.

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Vicente

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.

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