This rustic leather bag features a handloomed textile adornment, one large compartment and braided leather seams. The construction is incredibly solid and the cow leather is thick and seemingly indestructible. This bag is for life. The bag holds the perfect amount of space for everything you need for that day/night out.
The leather is first cleaned, tanned and prepped before being molded, cut, punched and finally dyed. This line of bags is a joint effort between two Indigenous communities facilitated by Ivan and Lydia at Biulu. Tzotzil leather worker Mateo Patishtan Lopez and his family handle the leather crafting while Maya (Tzotzil) women Micaela Diaz Santiz and her daughter Juana Diaz Diaz are responsible for the handloomed textile.
Please understand - short of using a sewing machine, EVERYTHING is done by hand including cleaning and tanning the leather from scratch. This bag is made using traditional techniques from a time before machines. If you want that 'machined' look, this products may not be for you. If you're looking for a human touch, then we know you will love this bag. ❤
Biulu Artisan Boutique is an Indigenous owned 'for-profit business with a purpose'. The objective is to source, unite and provide sustainable economic opportunities to Indigenous artisans throughout the Americas. Three main target areas are 1) Single mothers 2) Politically displaced (i.e. by land sale, industrial invasion/forced to leave by force and/or environmental degradation caused by industry and 3) Vulnerable women who would otherwise fall into illicit forms of employment such as prostitution or otherwise into domestic servitude out of economic desperation.
Where YOUR money goes: The company pays the artisans well above local market price and Ivan and Lydia pay directly to the people. There are no intermediaries.
The way we see it: This is about saving an important part of human history while providing ongoing support to individuals and communities that need help. Biulu Artisan Boutique is a place where our collective voices can be heard and dreams can be achieved by helping to realize a more equitable distribution of resources around the world.
9"L x 4.5"W x 6"H
- All packages ship through Canada Post. Their service is secure, consistent and reliable. Passing customs, your national postal service will take over.
- The default/base shipping method that we use is called "Tracked Parcel". A tracking number is issued so you can follow your package's progress. For your convenience and consideration, shipping upgrades are also available.
- For the default shipping services, delivery times are estimated as such:
- Canada 3-5 days
- USA 7 days
- EU/UK 8 days
- Other 14+ days
*Please note that shipping times are not guaranteed and can increase or decrease depending on the season
- International packages may be subject to taxation by the relevant border authority. It is the customer's responsibility to pay their duty/tax if required to do so.
- Please ask if you have any questions. TY :)
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
We use Canada Post for all of our shipping needs. They provide a wide range of consistent services and delivery times are well within acceptable limits. Time frames are provided on each individual item's listing page.
Yes! From the item's listing page you will be able to explore your options for shipping upgrades to your region.
Yes we most definitely do! Whether it is a name or picture that you want on a bracelet or you have a specific piece that you would like designed and created, we are at your service :)
Yes. While traditional beading can be very time consuming, we are still open to taking wholesale orders. For more information, please message us through Etsy or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org