Luxury Crossover with Huipil Panel
This Crossbody bag with luxury leather and Huipil panel front and back is the perfect on-the-go bag!
Measures: 13” L x 10” H x 4” W
This one-of-a-kind bag is made in a small family workshop in Antigua, Guatemala using only the finest textiles and full-grain, luxury leather.
The bag is made from a vintage Huipil (pronounced wee-peel), which is a blouse traditionally worn by Mayan women. Each design is different and tells a story of the woman who created it. 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.
The interior is made from Corte, which is the fabric used to make a Mayan woman's skirt. There are two open pockets and one zippered pocket. The shoulder strap is made from leather and is adjustable.
We deal directly with artisans in rural-Guatemala to bring you these incredible bags, ensuring a fair wage and safe working conditions. Many women can work from home while providing financially to the family.bag has hidden zipper pockets front and back as well as three interior pockets for organization and storage galore!