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Convertible Guatemalan Huipil Bag


This leather bag can be worn as a backpack or as a shoulder bag. It was made from a hand-woven, vintage Guatemalan huipil (a traditional Guatemalan blouse worn by the indigenous women of Mexico and Guatemala). It was completely handmade by Mayan artisans using re-purposed, sustainable textiles. Because it was made with vintage pieces, it may have slight imperfections which is part of its uniqueness. It is one-of-a-kind. No other bag exists exactly like it. 

The colors, weaving style, patterns, and symbols in the huipiles all reflect the history and traditions of the village where the weaver who made it comes from and carry spiritual and social significance.


*Full grain leather

*Vintage cotton huipil blouse

*Interior zippered pocket

*Two interior open pockets which are perfect for a cell phone, wallet or sunglasses

*Exterior zippered pocket

*Two exterior leather side-pockets with magnet closure large enough to hold a water bottle

*Top zipper closure

*Set of detachable, leather backpack straps

*Tan leather adjustable strap

*Red lining


Approximately 13 x 11.5 x 5.5  inches


Our weavers are part of a co-op made up mostly of women from all corners of Guatemala. All products are fair trade and the prices are set by the artisans. Women and men receive equal pay. There is absolutely NO child labor.