An authentic African crossbody sling bag crafted out of 100% cotton African textiles from Swaziland. This sling bag features excellent craftsmanship, top quality stitching, cotton lining, a front guava wood button, interior pockets and exterior pockets. The bag measures 12.5 inches (height) x 15.5 inches (width) x 2 inches (depth). It has a 4-inch wide strap and a 22-inch strap drop. The exterior pocket measures 8.5 inches (height) x 7 inches (width) and the interior pocket measures 8 inches (height) x 7 inches (width). This quality sling bag is perfect for anyone that is a fan of African fashion.
There may be slight and subtle variations in pattern, size and color due to each item being handmade.
Each purchase helps to support the Timbali Women. More than 2500 orphans and vulnerable children are fed each day by the Timbali women via community-based feeding centers called CarePoints. The products they craft on hand crank sewing machines help support over 100+ Swazi families.
The women who create Timbali Crafts are all volunteer cooks at community based feeding centers, called Care Points*, throughout Swaziland, Africa. In this tiny nation with the highest HIV/AIDS rate, and lowest life expectancy in the world, the needs are immense. In spite of their own hardships, the Timbali women help to feed more than 2500 children each day. They are incredible!
Timbali started in 2006 (a bit by accident!) to reach out to the physical and spiritual needs of these hard-working women. At the request of a local pastor, we started a Bible study with some of the women to encourage them in their volunteer work. It quickly became evident that something more needed to be done so that these ladies, who were serving their communities in such a vital way, could also provide for their own families.