Mayan artisans collaborated with the luxury brand Christian Louboutin in the development of custom travel bags for a collection called “Viva MEXICABA!”, Whose price is at $1,490 , Almost 30 thousand Mexican pesos per piece.
According to the information on the website of the company of French origin, the travel bags were created in collaboration with more than one hundred Maya craftsmen, who took four months to make “unique pieces with history and great cultural value.”
The brand branded the work of the Yucatecans as a “redefinition of luxury with the authentic handmade pieces that make a difference”.
The luxury firm, known mainly for the quality and elegance of its stilettos or stilettos, praised that groups of Mayan artisans have inherited their traditional skills, since many learn them from their grandmothers and great-grandmothers.
The link of the collaboration was made through the Haciendas del Mundo Maya Foundation, which works permanently with artisans who facilitate the material to develop their talent and creativity to create unique pieces made with their expert hands.
In fact, Louboutin himself has shared images in his Instagram account in which he explains that he seeks to preserve local handicrafts and ensure the economic independence of Mayan women.
Even in one of the photographs you can see the designer, 54, kneeling before a Mayan woman who smiles with great emotion.
“I am a great admirer of Mexican embroideries, their colors, the designs of wild animals that are somewhat innocent and the image of death, represented in a humorous way, taking away the chilling,” said Christian when talking about his new project that came to The sale this Wednesday May 3, while noting that 10% of the profits will go to the Foundation Haciendas del Mundo Maya.