Handcrafted by women in Guatemala. Each bag is unique as they are crafted from vegetable-tanned leather and recylced huipil with brass grommets. Huipil (pronounced wee-peel) is the Spanish word for the traditional blouses worn by Mayan women for centuries. They are still prominent in Guatemalan and a few other Latin American cultures today. The huipil is the most prevalent part of a woman’s traditional dress and is of great cultural significance to the Mayans. The weave or design of each huipil can identify the village she is from and is a work of art.
Soltera Leather was founded by Karlie and Jeff Ruiter, founders of, Ordinary Nurses, a nonprofit medical organization in Guatemala that treats malnourished babies. Soltera Leather creates opportunity for single mothers, providing livable wages, health benefits, and flexible working schedules to care for their families.
Pouch: 9"L x 6" W
Strap length is adjustable from 31.5" to 41.5"
Care: Leather is tanned naturally, without using chemicals to seal the material, it ages beautifully over time with wear and use. For the huipil, use a damp cloth and spot clean, dabbing gently.