Newly Woven Strap - V1013
Our Newly Woven Camera Straps are designed specifically for your professional camera! 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.
Purchase key-rings for easy attachment to your camera!
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. No two are exactly same and imperfections are to be expected and appreciated.
This strap is part of our Zero Waste Collection, which features textile treasures from indigenous 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 fajas for crafting our camera and bag straps, we make it our priority to select only textiles that could no longer be worn to truly give them a second life.
43.5" long x 3" wide
ORIGIN: QUIEJEL, QUICHÉ
ETHNICITY: MAYA K’ICHÉ’
The women in the Quiejel cooperative joined together to establish a formal weaving cooperative to better support their families and community and to preserve their indigenous culture.Yolanda, the Quiejel group leader is one of the most entrepreneurial artisan partners we have! She leads this group of women in a remote village on the outskirts of Chichicastenango to develop new and innovative designs ready for export. Yolanda is a master weaver and has created many textiles for both our camera straps and bags. She specializes in an intricate hand-woven technique that is being lost amongst some of the indigenous communities. Yolanda is the creator of many of the designs in our woven collection and she created them with you in mind.
ORIGIN: MOMOSTENANGO, TOTONICAPÁN
ETHNICITY: MAYA K’ICHÉ’
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 his own business producing a more extensive line of artisan goods using high quality materials and genuine leather. Over the years, he and his wife Ofelia have designed and perfectly curated a collection with unbeatable craftsmanship. They are a passionate family dedicated to incorporating the authentic indigenous culture into their work and passing these artisanal techniques down to their children. Now his son is the manager of their storefront and their daughters help with client relations which includes collaborating with us! We love being able to work alongside the next generation and create beautiful designs in teamwork with Don Vicente and his family!