Xela Grande Maletta Pastels + Children Embroidered Border

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One of a kind - Xela Guipil with Cute Kids Embroidered Border and Natural Hide Trim

Made from 100% Guatemalan leather and hand-woven recycled Mayan textiles. Featuring external front zippered pocket with tassel, fabric lined, 2 internal pockets (1 zippered, 1 unzippered) with the option of hand-held straps or shoulder strap.

Provenance: This particular guipil features the cute children hand embroidered onto the collar and was originally a childrens top. It has become a lovely trim at the top of the bag. The name Quetzaltenango in Mayan dialect means land of the quetzal bird, which is also the national fauna of Guatemala.  Quetzaltenango is also called Xela (she-la). Often embroidered or brocaded into the designs are flowers and various other animals. 

Fits: keys, wallet, phone, cosmetics, laptop/books/notepad/water bottle/gym gear/spare pair of shoes!... perfect if you like to carry the world in your bag or think you’re Mary Popins.


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