Vintage Embroidered Strap - Havana
Actual Strap Pictured - Works as Bag or Camera Strap
Crafted with Full-Grain Leather
Carry your bag or camera in style with a one of a kind, eye-catching strap! All of our embroidered straps are crafted with repurposed vintage belts (called fajas) and feature traditional intricate embroidery from the Maya weavers.
Striped Backing. Thick Lining. Silver Hardware. Keyring clip-on camera style.
Includes small dust bag. Artisan card. Friendship bracelet.
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 embroidered straps are 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 textiles for crafting our artisanal straps, we make it our priority to select only fajas that could no longer be worn to truly give them a second life.
Size: approx 42 inches long and 3 inches wide.
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.