Handmade Ngabe Chácara / Woven Bag with Beads


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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. This chácara is handmade by Nicolas, a Ngäbe man, which means that his unique story is woven in among the fibers of the bag you may soon hold in your hands. The material used to make this chacara is of a durable nylon that is often used to make fishing nets. Originally the chacara 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 his time and talent in hopes of creating a sustainable form of income for his family. Your purchase of this chácara makes that hope a reality for Nicolas and his wife Chevita. We hope that you will cherish the connection with this family, knowing that your purchase is having a positive impact on their life. Handmade Perfect size for even a large cellphone Woven Durable 8 inches X 4.5 inches with a 48 inch strap end to end

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Blue, Beige