Faja Camera & Bag Strap - Flora Kaleidoscope

Dhs. 275 Dhs. 575

Only 1 piece in stock!

What an effortless way to update your favorite tote or camera. Each of our high-impact, one-off camera-bag straps is handcrafted from a vintage faja (a traditional hand embroidered belt used to cinch a blouse) sourced from the Chichicastenango market in Guatemala and accented with the softest leather and aged brass hardware.

Even better? We've introduced some longer versions of our bestseller straps. Check out the Kaleidoscope and Geometric straps if you are looking for a more versatile option that can be worn around the neck, over the shoulder or cross body.

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.

Handwoven on a backstrap loom, each shoulder strap is handcrafted from an original vintage faja. Integral to the traditional Guatemalan dress worn by Mayan women to this day, fajas vary in width, length and design from village to village. 

Each carefully selected by the founders themselves, they are then given second life as they are converted into wearable accessories in Ciudad Quetzal by Otto, our leather maverick. Although he didn’t grow up in a family of artisans, Otto developed an immense appreciation for the leather craft early on. And it's safe to say that his passion shines through each piece he has meticulously crafted.

Material: cotton | leather | brass hardware


Kaleidoscope Vivid - approx. 6cm (w) x 150cm (l) 

Flora N' Fauna Amber - approx. 5cm (w) x 125cm (l) 

Geometric Brocade - approx. 5cm (w) x 149cm (l)

Currently we deliver to addresses within the UAE only. 

All in stock items are shipped within 1-2 business days of your placing an order and are usually delivered within 2-3 days of being shipped. For addresses outside the city limits, our delivery partner will reach out to confirm delivery date.

If you live outside of the UAE and are interested in placing an order, please drop us a note on hello@storyofsource.com with your destination address and item you would like to order. We will consult with our delivery partners and update on the possibility, costs and timelines for overseas shipping within 1-2 days.

As all of our items are handcrafted using all-natural fibers and some plant-based dyes, we’ve put together a few words of advice how to best care for them so they brighten up your home for years to come.


Because these items are made with vintage textiles and may include leather accenting or hardware, we recommend that they are professionally dry cleaned when cleaning is required.


We recommend that cushions, rugs, throws and bed blankets from these collections are dry cleaned. This will ensure that colors retain their luster and fabric its shape. 


Gently wash cushions, bed blankets and throws from these collections by hand, in cool water. Wrap the tassels in rubber bands before washing, use mild soap and line dry to maintain the piece's original shape.


Due to its smooth, non-porous surface made of glass, enamel is bacteria inhibiting and easy to clean. Clean with lime juice and baking soda using the smooth side of the cleaning sponge or a soft brush. 


We recommend hand-washing these fabrics with mild soap. For tie & dye pieces, please wash them at 30°C and striped pieces at 40°C and lay flat to dry. Dry cleaning is recommended for kapok-filled cushion inserts.


Clean with a natural or mild cleanser (avoid harsh chemicals) and a soft cloth.


Vacuum regularly. Rotate every few months to even out wear, especially if the rug is located in a high traffic area. In case of a liquid spill, blot the spot using a white cloth to draw up the liquid; never rub a wet stain to prevent colors from bleeding. If further spot cleaning is required, entrust your rug to a professional dry cleaning service.


While in storage, do not place objects on top of the artwork. Keep handling to a minimum when during the hanging process and hold your print only from the sides.  Fine art papers can scratch easily, so be very careful to avoid scraping anything across the surface of the print.

For cleaning we recommend using a clean, white, dry, soft lint-free cloth to gently wipe off dust and/or dirt. Use a white non-colored cloth will allow you to see when dust has been collected.

It is recommended that you never display giclee prints in direct sunlight and avoid high temperatures and humidity as it can cause yellowing. 

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