From the Traditional to the Modern: Maya Belts to Guitar & Camera Straps

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With Lidia wearing her traditional indigenous maya clothing: including a stunning hand-woven faja/belt
With Lidia wearing her traditional indigenous maya clothing: including a stunning hand-woven faja/belt

August 12, 2016

Recently we received special requests from a couple of our very talented friends: 1. Brit turner of Blackberry Smoke 2. Our favorite Guatemalan photographer Al Argueta.  Working in Chichicastenango, Guatemala with our artisan partners of 17 years we used vintage traditonal hand-woven fajas/belts to create stunning guitar and camera straps for them.  Each colorful one is unique, one of a kind, full of symbolism, and handcrafted using Fair Trade Practices…and we now have them available for purchase on our Etsy shop: Coleccion Luna Vintage 

Guatemalan Vintage Maya Textile Guitar Straps
Guatemalan Vintage Maya Textile Guitar Straps; photo by Carolina Contreras
Guatemalan Vintage Maya Textile Guitar Strap
Guatemalan Vintage Maya Textile Guitar Strap; photo by Carolina Contreras
Vintage Maya Textile Camera Strap
Vintage Maya Textile Camera Strap; photo by Carolina Contreras
Vintage Maya Textile Guitar Strap & Antique Guatemalan Coin-Trade Bead Chachal Necklace
Vintage Maya Textile Guitar Strap & Antique Guatemalan Coin-Trade Bead Chachal Necklace; photo by Carolina Contreras

 

2 Responses

  1. gayle jolluck

    such a unique and wonderful way to celebrate the mayan textile tradition in Guatemala, and to help keep it alive for future generations. Congratulations~

    • Stephanie jolluck

      Gracias! We love using vintage maya textiles to create unique products while sharing this stunning tradition with the world!

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