Floral Convertible Day Bag with Xela Leather
This Floral Convertible Day Bag is made from a vintage huipil and Xela leather. This is a full huipil design with corte pockets.
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. A huipil can take several months to complete depending on the design. This huipil was purchased from an artisan who has up-cycled it into this gorgeous convertible day bag, aka CDB.
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.
This Floral Convertible Day Bag has hidden zipper pockets front and back.
The interior is lined with corte and has one zipper pocket and two small side pockets.
Measures: 13” H x 15” L
Shoulder and backpack removable straps included for convertible options.
Made in a small family-owned shop in Chichicastenango Guatemala.