In Guatemala’s western highlands, many Maya women hand-weave traditional brocade blouses called huipils. A good huipil can last 30 years, but many women weave new ones for special occasions and sell hand-me-downs to other artisans. Our cotton bag is one example of this creative reuse of vintage materials. Sewn in a family-run studio in Panajachel, Guatemala. Patterns will vary slightly.
Made in Guatemala. 16"W x 16"H x 1"D. 26" leather strap.
Craftspeople working in the traditions of rural Bolivian
villages merge colonial-influenced designs with indigenous leatherworking skills to create this handsome bag. Working at a studio in La Paz, they hand-tool intricate designs into the thick, natural leather. One inside zip ...
This embossed suede bag is created in a
family-run Florentine studio and features a Renaissance-inspired floral pattern. The long strap can be worn cross-body for extra travel security while you browse Florence, Italy’s bustling San Lorenzo leather market.
Brocatelle, cloth of gold, velvet riccio sopra riccio
, damask: the fabrics of the Italian Renaissance are every bit as lavish and luxurious as their names suggest. Inspired by the opulent spirit of Renaissance textiles, and made by a small ...