Vintage Embroidered Backpack Straps - Optimista
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Our Artisanal Harmony Convertible Day Bag is perfectly paired with our woven embroidered backpack straps. Choose the add-on option to purchase a convertible bag of your choice. Double your impact and travel in sustainalbe style!
The unique embroidery is one-of-a-kind and was crafted with a repurposed vintage belt called a faja. This unique faja was sustainable sourced from our long-standing artisan partner Doña Maria and her family in the Chichicastenango market. This belt was previously worn by an indigenous woman, has deep-rooted cultural significance and is in vintage condition.
Metal hardware easy clip-on attachments.
100% unique embroidery and leather combination.
All orders come with a multi-color dust-bag and information card about the exact artisan your purchase supports.
Our straps pair perfectly with your favorite bag or one of 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 the same and imperfections are to be expected and appreciated.
This strap is part of our Zero Waste Collection, which features unique 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.
Adjustable 25" - 32" x 3" wide
ETHNICITY: MAYA K’ICHÉ’
Originally from the culturally rich village of Chichicastenango, Maria and her family have been in the used textile business for over 20 years now! Doña María is the matriarch of her family and total jefa managing various stalls in markets across Guatemala. Her children Edgar and Lidia have continued their family's legacy and are known for sourcing some of the best vintage pieces honoring all the huipiles of Guatemala. To show their loyalty to their Maya roots, all the women in Maria's family graciously wear their traditional garb, speak the indigenous language K'iche' and are passing all this cultural knowledge down to their children, Maria's grandchildren!