Ixchel Triangle Bags
Our bags are new, but their souls are old. Ixchel Triangle bags have had a prior life as a Huipil [ˈwipil], and these beautiful hand loomed works of art have been repurposed into the amazing bags we have created. Each product is filled with the history, tradition, and culture of the indigenous Mayan women who wore and continue to wear them. Ixchel Triangle bags, not unlike the women who wove them, are urbane, alluring, and have the strength to carry more than expected. I am honored to give them new life and purpose.
Whether you have a meeting or are out on the town our leather brief suits all occasions and lasts a lifetime. It is made with the highest grade genuine full hide leather obtainable in Guatemala. What we love about this bag is its natural markings how beautifully it wears overtime! This bag comes with adjustable leather shoulder strap, as well as your choice of one hand woven strap for Guatamalan flare. Both straps are removable. Please leave choice of strap in notes.
- exterior zippered pocket
- interior zippered pocket
- removable leather cross body/shoulder strap
- removable hand woven cross body/shoulder strap/camera strap
- metal hardware
- cotton lining
- 12.5"H, 16"W, 5.5"D
- handle drop 4.5"
BACK STRAP LOOM
Weaving with the backstrap loom is the traditional style of weaving in the Mayan culture. Women in the highlands of Guatemala are using the same techniques as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. A strap is used around the weavers back while the other end of the loom is secured to a tree or post. While weaving, the woman leans back, thus using her body weight to control the tension on the loom.