Chanzo Bag (The Modern Day Pot)

Chanzo Bag (The Modern Day Pot)


Humans have a soulful need to map their lives whether they’re searching for meaning at the moment or leaving breadcrumbs for their progenies to use in navigating through life’s twists and turns. We are all born with an urge to interrogate the source of things and ideas.

SIWWAA’s Chanzo Collection draws deeply from that and testifies to our hard-wired purpose to celebrate Africa’s cultural heritage in every product we birth. 

Chanzo is a classic Swahili word that means “the start” or “the source.”

This scene-stealing, calf hair Chanzo tote bag, the firstborn of the collection, draws its design inspiration from traditional African pots: their curvilinear forms, and surface embellishments spanning from floral etchings to symmetrical lines.

It also carries powerful symbolism: the African pot traditionally epitomized abundance and was gifted at the onset of important relationships. What better representation of our wish for SIWWAA clients, and what we hope will be the beginning of a life-long relationship, than the Chanzo bag?

The limited-edition tote, with its meticulously handcrafted details and responsibly sourced materials, is crafted to last a lifetime and to be lovingly passed on to future generations - the source for another beginning.

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• Exterior: responsibly sourced black flat calfskin and black calf hair leather

• Interior lining in black microfiber suede

• Pocket piping in white flat calfskin

• Palladium-plated hardware



• 35 (W) x 35 (H) X 16 (D) CM / 13.7 (W) x 13.7 (H) x 6.3 (D) IN – at the widest parts

• Handle drop: 14 CM / 5.5 IN

• Strap length: 114 CM / 44.8 IN

• Main compartment fits a 13” laptop

• Interior pocket with zipper (fits a mini-tablet)

• Double compartment interior pocket on the opposite side (fits smartphones)

• Shoulder strap embellished with floral motifs

• Magnetic closure

• Hand-painted edges

• Size: Large

• Made in Italy


Styling Tips:

• Perfectly accessorizes both professional and casual wear

• Model is 5’7”

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• This is the product’s packaging

• Comes with a cotton dust bag

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• Use a neutral cream to clean the flat calfskin

• Use a gentle brush for the calf hair

• Use a soft felt cloth to clean the hardware

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