“Independence Collection” Resplendant Quetzal Weekender
Made in Hayro’s workshop in Guatemala, this Weekender is part of our Independence Collection. This special collection gives back to the communities and weavers who share their beautiful gifts with us. Your purchase has purpose and provides food for families in rural-Guatemala.
Measures approximately 15” H x 20” L x 6” W with shoulder strap and denim interior lining.
Made with Cafe Legacy leather and a hand-embroidered, newly woven panel, this bag is truly one-of-a-kind.
The Quetzal is the currency of Guatemala, named after the national bird of Guatemala, the resplendent quetzal. In ancient Mayan culture, the quetzal bird's tail feathers were used as currency.
The resplendent quetzal was considered divine. Its iridescent green tail feathers, symbols for spring plant growth, were venerated by the ancient Aztecs and Maya , who viewed the quetzal as the "god of the air" and as a symbol of goodness and light. The Maya also viewed the quetzal symbolizing freedom and wealth.