Guatemalan Huipil and Xela Crossbody Bag
This fun little crossbody bag is made from a vintage Huipil (pronounced wee-peel). A huipil is woven on a backstrap loom, which consists of 5-6 pieces of wood and a strap that goes around the weaver's waist, making her part of the loom.
The leather used in this bag is soft and luxurious and made in Quetzaltenango, nicknamed by locals as Xela. Prounounced "She-lah", Xela leather is considered one of the finest in Guatemala.
Measures: 11” x 7”
The interior is beautiful Corte (Traditional skirt worn by Mayan women.) with leather trimmed pockets.
Removable shoulder strap is included.
Fully handmade by an artisan family in a small workshop in Antigua, Guatemala which ensures good working conditions and a fair wage.