The Sicilian Coffa is a basket obtained from the “curina”, a part of the Sicilian dwarf palm leaves.
Originally the Sicilian Coffa was used as a basket for horse fodder or as a container for agricultural activities to transport material, placed on the mules.
The Gisella Mandalà brand revisits the traditional Sicilian coffa to give birth to exclusive and elegant handbag collections telling the overwhelming and unique tradition of Sicily.
In his bags, all made with natural materials and entirely handmade, G.M pours all his creativity and passion.
Each bag is unique and unrepeatable and it is precisely what will give each creation the character of a real work of art, in which fashion and tradition become the perfect combination.
The bags made with extreme attention to detail are embellished with various materials, such as handmade lace, ceramics, stones, corals etc.
Art and history
Each creation is unique and takes shape during construction, Gisella Mandalà fine-tunes her Sicilian coffa among trimmings, fabrics, lace and much more, without ever knowing in advance what the final appearance of her bag will be.
Hard work and a lot of creativity led Gisella Mandalà to create Teatro dei Pupi, to create something that would represent her beloved Sicily
Of great charm and elegance, this coffa is destined for Mariagrazia Cucinotta, at the Troisi Film Festival.
Appreciated the beauty of the manufacture and the uniqueness of the crow’s nest, which contained the ancient tradition of Sicilian puppets, the flow of Gisella Mandalà’s creativity becomes viral on social media.
Gisella Mandalà was born in Palermo where she still lives; she began her business by revisiting the traditional Sicilian coffa, she was an adulte when she descovered this attitude Her training in the field of art and antiques led her to develop exclusive collections.
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