Genuine Leather and Vintage Huipil Tote-Style CDB
Made in a small, family-owned shop in Antigua, this bag has a vintage huipil woven on a backstrap loom, which consists of 5-6 pieces of wood and a strap that goes around the weaver's waist; this makes 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.
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, complete with a key fob.
The removable shoulder strap and backpack straps are what make it a convertible bag---you choose how you wear it by which straps you use.
Measures: 14. 5” H x 13.5” L x 5.5" W
The bag has hidden zipper pockets front and back as well as three interior pockets for organization and storage galore!
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.