This Renegade Convertible Bag is artisanal made with with full-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.
This bag was crafted by long-term artisan partners at the textile market in Panajachel. Your purchase supports a sustainable project to provide dignified job opportunities to indigenous artisans in Guatemala.
Unique textile and leather combination.
Convertible style with removable straps for a comfortable wear three different ways! Includes matching leather cross body strap and a pair of backpack straps.
Additional storage at neckline, one interior zipper pocket, two interior open pockets, one exterior zipper pocket.
No two bags are the same! Every product is 100% handmade and has the human touch of the weaver and maker in each stitch.
About the leather:
These bags are crafted using sustainable leather sourced from leather providers that have sustainable practices and view leather as a byproduct of the meat industry. This prevents future waste and utilizes all parts of the animal.
Full-grain leather is the strongest and most durable part of the hide - 100% natural and not chemically treated. 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 also part of a Zero Waste Collection, which features textile treasures from indigenous villages all around Guatemala. 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 14", W 20", D 6"
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