Wicklewood X Mola Sasa is a collaboration which celebrates a kindred aesthetic - vivid colour, vibrant motifs, impeccable finishing and aligned philosophies - preserving artisan traditions, sourcing sustainable materials and working with local female artisans to empower women.
This unique yet versatile tote combines the work and traditions of 2 latin american artisan communities. The Jaspe textiles were crafted by Guatemalan artisans with their traditional handloom weaving techniques while the Kuna textiles were handsewn by Guna Dule artisan women of Colombia. All together, they create the perfect summer tote: colorful, distinctive and big enough to carry your daily items or beach gear.
Height: 14.5 in, Base Width: 3.1 in, Length: 13.3 in
Linen and Cotton
The Kuna textile was handsewn by artisan women of the Guna Dule community of Caimán Alto, Colombia. For generations the artisan women have passed down an ancient appliqué technique of hand sewing cut-out layers of fabric to form an intricate piece of art. Each fabric is the specific design of the artisan woman who carefully works on it. The Guna culture, beliefs and traditions can be found woven into each composition. Some depict stories, animals or daily scenes while others offer a more abstract design. The Jaspe fabric used for the sides of this tote was handwoven on a backstrap loom in Guatemala and inspired by the pieces of Wicklewood founder's great grandmother, Lilly De Jongh's extensive Mesoamerican textile collection.
Clean carefully with a warm wet cloth. Do not dry clean or machine wash.