Handmade Leather Body Bags is a shoulder handbag, also can be used as a purse. In Guatemala this would be called a Cross Body Bags, which is a strapped medium Bag
The company, whose product was on a Guardian gift guide in 2009, and was described as a cross–body bag in 2010.
About Nicolas Pop
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. It was during this time, seeing the different hides of animals, that the seed was planted in his mind on the various items that could be crafted with them.
Nicolas has pushed the boundaries of imagination custom designing, from the highest quality leather, a wide variety of handbags, tote bags, shoes, belts, backpacks, wallets, knife holders, and many other items for the past 15 years.
Handmade Leather Body Bags
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 women weaving co-ops consisting of just over a dozen women who make textiles using the traditional Mayan art of backstrap loom weaving