Guatemala Handmade Leather Laptop Case

Handmade Leather Laptop Case. Made In Guatemala | Handmade Leather Laptop case from La Cueva Leather shop, San Juan La Laguna, Lake Atitlan Guatemala, Central America.

Nicolas Pop is the owner of La Cueva Leather. He is a self-taught leather craftsman who was born and raised in San Juan La Laguna. His interest in leather began as a child while accompanying his grandfather on hunting trips in the mountains surrounding Lake Atitlan.

Guatemala Handmade Leather Products are handmade 1 at a time. Please allow 2 weeks from the date of your Order for Delivery.

We will e-mail you once the product is complete, and will process your order once the product has shipped which will include tracking information for your order.

San Juan La Laguna is similar to other towns along the lake, in that its population has traditionally subsisted off of the income from the fishing and agriculture industries. Before tourism came to the town around a decade ago, the women would be forced to climb the surrounding mountains to sell their textiles to other communities.

Now, San Juan is home to Trama Textiles, a women’s weaving co-op consisting of just over a dozen women who make textiles using the traditional Mayan art of backstrap loom weaving. As of 2020, they have partners all over the world who sell their goods wholesale, casting a wide net for their products and profit.

San Juan La Laguna is populated by an ethnic group called the Tz’utujil, one of 21 Maya ethnic groups. The Tz’utujil speak a language of the same name, Tz’utuijil, and share the coast of Lake Atitlán with another Maya ethnic group, the Kaqchikel. The Tz’utujil did not come to the region until the Late Postclassic period, during which they gained control of the entire lake.

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