A mix of durability, utility, simplicity, and tradition, each leather camera strap is expertly crafted. They feature ancient Incan patterned alpaca wool handwoven in the Peruvian highlands, black soft full-grain cowhide leather, and custom metal hardware. To the Quechua people Challaypu is a geometric symbol that represents mountains. The camera straps pair well with DSLR, mirrorless, medium format, or film cameras. They can be comfortably worn crossbody, over the shoulder, or around the neck.
Textile: Handwoven Peruvian Baby Alpaca Wool
Leather: Full-Grain Cowhide Leather
Interior: Nylon (250lb Tensile Strength)/Polyester
Hardware: Metal (Zinc-Alloy)
- Adjustable Length: 26 in. - 52 in. (67 cm - 134 cm)
- Neck Length and Width: 20 in. x 1.5 in. (51 cm x 4 cm)
- Tab Length and Width: 19 in. x 0.4 in. (49 cm x 1 cm)
*Textiles are handwoven. The camera strap you receive may have slight variations from the images.*
Natural Peruvian Alpaca Wool:
One of the finest and rarest in the world, this fiber is sheared and spun into wool from Peruvian alpacas. It is then woven by hand with traditional, centuries-old backstrap loom techniques. With over twenty shades of natural color, the fiber will not readily absorb water, has a high tensile strength, and is also hypoallergenic.
Leather selected for the straps is full-grain Argentinian cowhide. The tanning process gives the leather its supple feel, deep color, and traditional aroma. Its full-grain structure provides strength and durability. The hides are finished in the USA with surface treatments that further protect the leather.
Nylon webbing runs through the ends of the strap to reinforce strength and reliability. The woven webbing is sourced from mills in the USA. Polyester is used for additional padding.