Handmade Ngäbe Chácara / Shoulder Bag / Woven Purse: with Button Closure


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Chácara or ‘kra’ is the word used by the indigenous Ngäbe people of Costa Rica and Panama to describe the bags that are a functional part of their everyday life. Chácaras are made in different sizes, and are used by the Ngäbe people for carrying grains and seeds during the harvest season, transporting clothing to the river for washing, and in some cases, as a swing or hammock for infants.

These chácaras are handmade by Jelina, a precious Ngäbe woman, which means that her unique story is woven in among the fibers of the bag you may soon hold in your hands. The material used to make this chácara is of a cotton string. Originally the chácara was made of plant fibers.

From slight flaws in the stitching, to the residual smell of smoke from the indoor wood burning stoves the Ngäbe use for cooking, every imperfection serves as a connection to the individual who is investing her time and talent in hopes of creating a sustainable form of income for her family.

Your purchase of this chácara makes that hope a reality for Jelina. We hope that you will cherish the connection with Jelina, knowing that your purchase is having a positive impact on her life and that of her family.

Handmade, Woven
Durable, Washable
Approximately 6 x 7  inches
Strap with 21 inch drop length

Perfect for carrying cell phone, sunglasses and keys

Weight 0.0 kg
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Color Combination

Natural White with Hot Pink, Pink with Natural White