They are typical baskets obtained from the “curina”, the tender and very resistant part of the Sicilian dwarf palm leaves, which, when skilfully intertwined, gives life to the Coffa. So the Sicilian Coffa was originally a tool used in agricultural activities, as a basket for horse fodder or as a container for the transport of material placed on mules. Gusella Mnadalà drawing on the origins of a poor instrument, recalls it, giving it new life and lymph, making it unique thanks to the meticulous craftsmanship scrupulously performed by hand in every detail.
In his bags
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 Maria Grazie Cucinotta, at the Troisi Film Festival.
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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