Luso La Manda is a group of widows that produce their own hand crafted bags on foot powered treadle sewing machines. The group meets just outside of the town of Chintheche, Malawi. Africa Bags met Luso La Manda group during our most recent visit to Malawi. We decided to support this wonderful group of ladies by selling their bags. Each book bag is made with a double layer of cloth. The inside cloth consists of cotton canvas to provide strength and durability. The outside layer of the bag is made out of beautiful, colorful African printed material. Each bag is approximately 14 inches wide by 12 inches of height. Each bag features a hand carved elephant wood button to close and secure the flap to the bag.