The lion is one of the most widely recognized and revered animals in the world. On this tote, the goal was to take elements of bogolanfini and incorporate it in a fresh way. Turquoise is used as the backdrop to the bronzes and golds used to make this lion head stand out.
Anbessa | Tote
9'' handle drop
No Shoulder Strap
Interior pockets: one zip and two slip
Exterior pockets: one zip
Dimensions: 17"W x 11"H x 5"D
Sabali is a term of endearment, meaning "patience" in bambara. the bambara people are an ethnic group located in Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso & Senegal. They are known for creating Bògòlanfini, More commonly known as mudcloth.
The Sabali Collection incorporates the beauty of this African textile in unique & creative ways. Each purse was hand-painted, stenciled, & block printed using acrylic leather paint. Handmade metal, glass, wooden, & crystal beads are also incorporated into each design.
Animals, mudcloth patterns, plants, & adinkra symbols are used to represent the natural patterns, proverbs & parables that exist in our everyday lives.
Sabali Collection is rooted in African symbology, spirituality, & celebration.