One-of-a-kind, woven fanny pack with the highest quality, full grain leather.
NORTHERN COLORADO customers will receive this product by Mother’s Day. For customers outside of Northern Colorado transit time within the continental USA is approximately 3-7 days.
Guatemalan women have hand-woven their clothing on a backstrap loom for centuries and passed along the tradition through the years. Huipil (pronounced wee-peel) is the Spanish word for the traditional blouses worn by Mayan women for centuries. They are still prominent in Guatemalan and a few other Latin American cultures today. The huipil is the most prevalent part of a woman’s traditional dress and is of great cultural significance to the Mayans. The weave or design of each huipil can identify the village she is from and is a work of art.
A huipil can sometimes take months to complete and can last up to 30 years, and then can be recycled into a handbag or other product. We crafted your product with recycled huipil from the department in Guatemala renowned for the most intricate huipil, Chichicastenango.
We sourced the leather for your product from a family-owned tannery. For generations, this Guatemalan family, from the region of Momostenango, has created the highest quality leather money can buy, full-grain leather, and utilizes the oldest tanning method, of natural tannins such as tree bark.
This intricate huipil from Chichicastenango and full-grain leather from Momostenango are handcrafted into beautiful bags, luggage tags, and more by single mothers and their mentors, all earning a living wage from the area of Chimaltenango, Guatemala.
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