One of a Kind Vintage Backpack Straps Set
Our One Of A Kind Backpack Straps are made from Full Grain leather plus Vintage Fajas (a Faja is a belt-like strap that Maya women use to secure their skirts around their waist. Maya women embroider or backstrap loom their Fajas and they use them daily; after they are done using a Faja, they will sell it at the markets and buy more thread to make a new Faja!
There are no written patterns on how to weave a design on a faja, the tradition and techniques live in the memory of each woman, who was taught by her mother or grandmother. Each weaving their dreams and traditions from their own region. Our company buys these vintage Fajas from our long-time loyal market vendors, and then we give new life to old Fajas.
Full grain leather trim, backing. Handwoven, vintage Faja fabric. Metal hardware. Made in Guatemala
Length: 26” to 32”
It takes us 3-4 weeks to make your custom order, allow additional time (3-6 days) for USPS to deliver your order!
How we make them
Our products are beautifully exclusive
In traditional Maya ceremonies and special events, bracelets, breastplates and other ancestral leather clothing was used. These types of products were the origins of how leather was used in Guatemala. Industrias Xela takes after this precedent in the artistry of leather working, called Marroquinería.
Handmade by Artisans
Artisanal products differ from fast fashion products in that they are made in a traditional or non-mechanized way. Artisanal products are hand-crafted by skilled cobblers in small quantities with high quality and design in mind; using techniques that cannot be replicated by machines!
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Thank you for helping us make our world a better place. Your purchase helps us to employ skilled artisans who in turn are able to earn an income to provide for their families!