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One-of-a-kind tote, reversible, combining two great African fabrics with the unique mola displayed on the exterior. The interior has a good size pocket. The larger size of this bag makes it perfect for transporting a computer or notebooks, carrying farmer’s market purchases, as an overnighter, or whatever else you can think of!

The Mundo 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: 14 inches
Bag Width: 18 inches
Strap Length: 17.5 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: MND059)

Mundo Tote, teacher, student, book bag, laptop, Urban Tribal, Handmade, African Wax Print, mola, Panama, socially responsible business model


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Cotton, African Prints, Mola, Indigenous, African wax print, indigenous made, art cooperative, batik, block print, Tie dye, orange, blue, mandala
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 19 reviews
  • Favorited by: 1 person