The Hiptipico Convertible Clutch is made with top-grain leather and a traditional huipil from the village of Chichicastenango, Guatemala. The eye-catching colors and intricate pattern of the textile body was originally created on a back-strap loom by a female weaver. This huipil was previously worn by an indigenous woman, has deep-rooted cultural significance and is in vintage condition. The Convertible Clutch is both a wristlet and cross body! It is perfect for keeping your things straight while you travel near and far. This size wristlet is ideal for all your essentials: money, lipstick, phone, and passport.
This clutch was crafted by a long-term artisan in Panajachel. Your purchase supports a sustainable project to provide dignified job opportunities to indigenous artisans in Guatemala.
Unique textile and leather combination.
Cotton lined inside with upcycled woven corte fabric with additional zipper compartments.
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 the same and imperfections are to be expected and appreciated.
More about the leather:
Top-grain leather is sanded down and imprinted with an artificial grain to give a perfectly uniform stain. Our Harmony sustainable leather clutch is a uniform color, soft, slouchy and extremely lightweight.
Hiptipico leather bags are crafted and designed by local artisans in small home workshops. These artisanal workshops are indigenous-owned and purchasing items with these vendors supports a small local business, motivates local entrepreneurial spirits and stimulates the local economy.
This bag 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 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 7", W 11"
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