Luxe Artisanal Convertible Bag - 271 Ka
Actual Bag Pictured Crafted with Full-Grain Leather
This Artisanal Convertible Bag begs to tag along with you each day! The eye-catching colors and intricate pattern of the woven body come from an authentic Maya huipil from Chichicastenango. This textile was sustainably sourced from our long-standing artisan partners at the textile market in Panajachel.
Includes Pom. Dust bag. Artisan card. Friendship bracelet.
Large Convertible Day Bag | Full-Grain Leather | Metal Hardware | Black Zipper | Side Pockets | Removable Backpack and Shoulder Straps | Outer Zipper Pocket | Multiple Inside Pockets | Additional Inside Storage
Removable straps for a comfortable wear 3 different ways! Our convertible bags are the perfect size for daily use. Convenient front zipper pocket keeps phone or passport accessible with additional side pockets with snap. Embroidered straps sold separately.
No two bags 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 bag 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.
H 14", W 20", D 6"
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: 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.