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Faja Shoulder Strap Flora

Story of Source

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    What an effortless way to update your favorite tote or camera.

    Handcrafted from a vintage faja (a traditional hand embroidered belt used to cinch a blouse) sourced from the Chichicastenango market in Guatemala, each of these high-impact, one-off camera-bag straps is accented with the softest leather and aged brass hardware.

    Handwoven using traditional backstrap weaving technique, each faja takes 4-8 weeks to weave and a day to reconstruct as a strap.

    Crafted from a textile originally handwoven for and worn by an indigenous woman, this strap is in vintage condition. Some minor imperfections are possible and are a nod to its cultural significance and history.

  • MATERIALS: vintage cotton textile | brass hardware

    MEASUREMENTS: Flora N' Fauna - 5cm (w) x 125cm (l) | Geometric Brocade - 5cm (w) x 149cm (l) | Mayan Medley - 6cm (w) x 138cm (l)

    CARE: Professionally dry clean when cleaning is required to ensure longevity of the vintage textile.


    This beauty will be on its way to you within 1-2 days from placing the order.

    Currently we only deliver to addresses within the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. If you live outside of these countries, please drop us a note on hello@urbannomads.ae with your destination address and item you would like to order, and we will confirm delivery timelines and fees.

    For complete delivery and returns policy, please view the Delivery & Returns page.

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Narrative born at the source

Story of Source is a narrative. A narrative born at the source to articulate extraordinary stories of ordinary people. Stories of craft passed on through generations. Of indigenous techniques that have withstood the test of time. And, of story makers who continue to keep tradition alive.

Founded by two friends in Dubai who more often than not lugged their travel finds across countries, cities and airports, Story was born on a trip to Guatemala in October 2018. Fueled by desire to preserve and nourish indigenous craft in a fair and sustainable manner, they partnered with seven individual artisans and collectives -  producing their pieces using indigenous techniques and sustainable materials in a fair-trade environment, with artisans setting the prices for their goods.  

Effortlessly fusing indigenous techniques with the founders’ playfully modern aesthetic, every Story piece is an invitation to embark on an unexpected and fascinating journey. From vintage textiles to bespoke creations, each one aims to incorporate soul and authenticity into its mix of textures, patterns and influences. And how could they not? Each piece is meticulously crafted entirely by hand (many, in the fact) over the course of weeks.

Brought to life by master artisans across crafts and regions of their source countries, with each collection Story of Source endeavors to uphold and encourage communities and craft.