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Shoulder Purse Handcrafted from Recycled Fabric by the People of Joyabaj Guatemala

Shoulder Purse Handcrafted from Recycled Fabric by the People of Joyabaj Guatemala

Shoulder purse handcrafted in Joyabaj Guatemala. These beautiful purses are made from recycled huipils. A huipil (wee-peel) is a traditional blouse worn by Mayan women in Guatemala, and to the knowledgeable observer it identifies her village, social and marital status, religious background, wealth, and individual personality. A well-woven huipil can last 20 to 30 years before it's sold at market and starts a second life as a rag, quilt, or handbag. Since these items are created from many different blouses, designs and styles will vary slightly.

  • Purse measures 12-1/2" high x 12-1/2" wide with ball fringe
  • Single 47" strap (23-1/2" drop length)
  • Lined in black cotton with an interior pocket and zipper closure
  • Available in Red or Black

Handmade in Guatemala and fair trade imported.

 

Regular price $31.00 USD
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