Joyabaj Shoulder Purse from Guatemala
Wear your heart on your shoulder with a purse that's been handmade in Guatemala 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.