Braided Huipil Leather Tote Bag Purse Cressida
Our braided leather tote bag is the perfect size to fit all your necessities. The outside is made from a recycled huipil (blouse), is trimmed in brown leather and has a magnetic closure. The interior is lined in a soft cotton and has a pocket for your keys, cell phone ect. The textile appears on both sides and is one of a kind.
About our bags.
All our bags are made from Mayan huipils. These huipils (or blouses as we call them) are intricately detailed, take 2-3 months to weave, are all one of a kind, and often tell a story about the weaver and where she is from. Often, weaving is the only skill these women posses as they don't know how to read or write and make very little money to support their families. We purchase these huipils directly from the weavers and then turn them into hobo bags, tote bags, overnighters, cross bodies, wristlets and more giving them a sustainable income.