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Chacara Bags from 
the Ngobe-Bugle of Panama

Chacara bags are woven from the fiber of the wild pineapple plant (Aechmea magdalenae) or other natural fibers.  The Ngobe-Bugle use these bags for transporting everything from babies to market goods on the mountainous trails of their tribal homeland in western Panama. 

For more information about the Ngobe-Bugle (Guaymi) people of Panama see the book:
by Burton L. Gordon

For a magazine article about Chacara Bags by Pam de Luco
click here . . .

Large Bags 
7" wide and over
Chacara bags stretch beyond the dimensions given in the descriptions.
Amount of stretch depends on the tightness of the stitching.
Chacara Bag
Ngobe-Bugle Chacara Bag CH61
approx. 7.5" by 8.5"
$45 (sold)
Ngobe-Bugle Chacara Bag CH53
approx. 8" by 9"
$40 (sold)
Chacara Bag
Ngobe-Bugle Chacara Bag CH50
approx 8.5" by 9"
$50 (sold)
Chacara Bag
Ngobe-Bugle Chacara Bag CH33
approx. 11.5" by 12"
Chacara Bag
Ngobe-Bugle Chacara Bag CH34
approx. 13.5" by 14"
$55 (sold)
Double "backpack" style straps.
Ngobe-Bugle Chacara Bag CH64
approx. 7" by 9"
$40 (sold)
Ngobe-Bugle Chacara Bag CH27
approx. 7" by 8"
$30 (sold)
Ngobe-Bugle Chacara Bag CH28
approx. 7" by 9.5"
$40 (sold)
This bag is made of store bought cotton yarn instead of traditional fibers.
Ngobe-Bugle Chacara Bag CH62
approx. 7.5" by 8"
$35 (sold)
 Ngobe-Bugle Chacara Bag CH63
approx. 7" by 8"
$30 (sold)
Click here for smaller chacara bags . . .
For purchase information please email info@panart.com
Price reduction for orders of three or more items