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Perfect for a trip to the beach or a weekend getaway – easily holds a change of clothes, a towel, and a toothbrush; perfect for those of us trying to simplify a bit. One-of-a-kind, combines two colorful African fabrics, a unique mola on the exterior, and an interior pocket.

Take your world with you wherever you go!

The Playa displays a mola, a unique piece of tribal art hand appliqued by the K(G)una tribe in San Blas, Panama. The design for the mola usually comes to the artisan in a dream and expresses the tribe’s intense connection to nature and to sacred geometry. Traditionally the K(G)una make molas in complementary pairs, as they believe that each has a soul and thus a soul mate.

Not only does your bag look amazing, but it also exemplifies your eco, socially responsible lifestyle.

Our bags are handmade by a cooperative of Panamanian women who live communally on a sustainable organic farm in a very rural area. They have good produce, but no cash. Your purchase of a NIDO bag directly supports the betterment of their lives, as well as helping to preserve the traditional mola, a pre-columbian cosmic art of the indigenous tribe K(G)una from the San Blas islands.

Bag Depth: 11.5 inches
Bag Width: 23 inches
Strap Length: 12.5 inches

Note: Our photographers cannot keep up with our talented artisans. Therefore, the bag shown on the model is meant to give you a reference as to the size of the bag and may not reflect the exact bag you are purchasing. Please refer to the individual photos of the bags for specific fabric and mola combinations.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at info [!at] cooperativaelnido.com and check us out on Facebook or on our website: www.cooperativaelnido.com.

(Product ID: BPL016)

Playa Bag, Boho Chic, Urban, Global, tribal, African Print with Mola, socially responsible business for rural women in Panama


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Cotton, African Prints, Mola, Batik, ikat, indian, native, global, fusion, ethnic, Pink, brown, turquoise
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 19 reviews
  • Favorited by: 24 people