Handmade Mola + Leather Bag | Boho | Purse | Zipper Crossbody Bag | Colombia
width: 6.5 inches (16 cm)
height: 9 inches (23 cm)
100% Genuine leather from Colombia + Mola appliqué from the Kuna tribe.
Each bag has 3 zipper pockets on the front and shoulder or crossbody adjustable strap.
One of a kind! Only one bag available per number. No two bags are identical.
These beautiful cross body bags are all handmade and ethically sourced from artisans in Colombia and Panama.
Molas are the famous textile-art that forms part of the traditional women's clothing of the Guna [in the language itself spelled Kuna prior to a 2010 orthographic reform] people from Panama and parts of Colombia. Although it has its origin in body painting, after the European colonization molas were transferred to fabric using the reverse-appliqué technique.
Molas are hand-stitched using multiple layers of fabric - mostly cotton - A mola can take from two weeks to six months to make, depending on the complexity of the design