Huipil Sling Bag

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This Sling Bag is artisanally made with top-grain leather and a traditional huipil from the village of Patzún, Guatemala. The eye-catching colors and intricate pattern of the textile body was originally created on a back-strap loom and feature hand-embroidery by a female weaver. This huipil was previously worn by an indigenous woman, has deep-rooted cultural significance, and is in vintage condition. 

This sling bag was crafted by an artisan partner Don in a small home workshop and the textile was sustainably sourced from another artisan partner at the textile market in Panajachel. Your purchase supports our sustainable project to provide dignified job opportunities to indigenous artisans in Guatemala. 

Features: 

Unique textile and leather combination, two front zippers. 

Convertible style with removable straps for a comfortable wear three different ways! Includes matching leather crossbody strap.

Sling bag comes with a unique multi-color dust-bag and information card about the artisan your purchase supports. 

One-of-a-kind:

No two bags are the same! Every 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. 

 

The leather used for this bag is sustainably sourced locally as a byproduct of the meat industry. sustainable leather handbag is a uniform color, soft, slouchy and extremely lightweight. 

Community Impact: 

This bag is part of a Zero Waste Collection, which features textiltreasures 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.

Dimensions:

H 5'', W 10'' 

Strap: 18'' - 36'' long x 1'' wide




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