Custom Huipiles



Choosing your own huipil guarantees that your bag is as unique as you are.  The huipil (pronounced wee-peel) is the traditional blouse of Mayan women. A huipil is woven on a backstrap loom and can take months to weave.  Each huipil tells a story of the woman who made it, often depicting details such as hobbies, marital status, and village.  Mayan families have been weaving these incredible textiles for a very long time and they hold special meaning about the culture and people of Guatemala.

Most of our huipiles available for custom bags are sourced directly from artisans in Chichicastenango allowing them to set their own price and guaranteeing a fair wage.  

 The possibilities are endless when creating your dream bag and we are happy to make a custom huipil bag, handbag, leather bag, leather purse, shopping bag or tote.

Choose your own custom Huipil for Bags

Choosing your own huipil guarantees that your bag is as unique as you are. The huipil (pronounced wee-peel) is the traditional blouse of Mayan women, dating back 1500 years with the ancient Maya Civilization. A huipil is woven on a backstrap loom and can take months to weave. Each huipil tells a story of the woman who made it, often depicting details such as hobbies, marital status, and village. Mayan families have passed these weaving skills and techniques down from generation to generation and they are sacred, holding very special meaning about the culture, history, and people of Guatemala.

Our huipiles are sourced directly from artisans who frequent the Market in Chichicastenango to find huipiles from all over Guatemala. By working directly with the artisans, it allows them to set their own price and guarantees a fair wage. The possibilities are endless when creating your dream bag and we are happy to make a custom huipil bag, handbag, leather bag, leather purse, or tote.

Get Custom Leather Bags at Las Bonitas Boutique

If you are looking for an opportunity to invest in a one-of-a-kind custom leather purse or handbag, this is it. At Las Bonitas Boutique, we offer custom services, allowing you to choose style, size, leather, and all of the details to make it unique to you. Our authentic, custom handbags are handcrafted with love and care, designed with quality materials and fabrics that can withstand daily use. So, whether you want a stunning purse to carry on special occasions, a diaper bag, school backpack or travel bag, here you can get it all and so much more.

Why Buy from Us

Here, you will find the most beautiful handbags, purses, totes, custom shopping bags, beach bags and more, made from vintage huipiles as well as newly woven huipiles. This allows us not only to create bags in distinct designs and styles, but also allows us to be sustainably and socially responsible. We are committed to making sure that the artisans are paid fair wages and the slow and recycled fashion movement is encouraged.

Through Las Bonitas Boutique, we seek to promote the vibrant Guatemalan culture and also empower the artisans, their families, and their communities.

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