Nearly a year in the making, we are excited to introduce a special limited edition collaboration with leather footwear brand Sabah.
Available in 2 bright and fun color combinations, the original designs of the upper textiles of Sabah's coveted slip on take inspiration from Mola Sasa’s archive of vintage molas (or Kuna textiles), specifically a geometric textile with a repetitive motif called “Nakrus Oguad Aled” in Guna Dule language. Every geometric textile has a meaning, and in this instance the linked colors in the repetition represent a protection textile. It takes nearly two days to hand finish the textile for one pair of Babas, which are then crafted at the Sabah Workshop in El Paso, Texas — a truly global collaboration!
MEET THE MOLA SASA BABA
COLOMBIAN TALENTS IN THE MOLA SASA BABAS
The collaboration was first worn by 4 inspiring Colombian friends whose work also celebrates our heritage and roots. Meet them and learn more about their projects.
Beatriz López is a curator and gallery owner based in New York. In recent years as artistic director of Instituto de Visión, she has concentrated on narratives concerning the relationship between art, body, nature and the revision of women in the official history of art in the 20th century Latinoamerica.
Adrian Patiño is a Brooklyn-based graphic artist, event curator and DJ. Adrian has been rediscovering his cultural identity through music research and curation, bringing his sounds — a mix of afro-rooted music from Colombia, New York, Venezuela, Africa & more — into NYC nightlife.
Carolina Oliveros is a New York-based singer/songwriter born in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her music explores the rhythms of the bailes cantados of the region including bullerengue, tambora, gaita, and millo. She is working on several new musical and dance projects that showcase her indigenous and Afro-descendant musical roots.
Stephanie Bonnin, a Colombian born and raised chef, started La TropiKitchen with the goal of creating a nostalgic experience for migrants and a unique gastronomic expression for the culturally curious. She and her team create experiences through pop-ups, catering, private dinners, and more. Since founding La TropiKitchen, Stephanie has become a self-taught food ethnographer studying the effects of migration on the culinary traditions of her home country.
ONLY 100 PAIRS AVAILABLE OF EACH SIZE