Market Bag - Frida Kahlo Thinking about Death

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Frida Kahlo would roll her eyes if she saw her image & artwork on a bag, but the rest of us sure enjoy these practical mesh market bags. Frida used market bags on her beloved trips to the Coyoacan open air market - but they weren't these hard as nails, cadillac quality, mesh market bags - double deep, double strong handles with triple rivets. Easy to clean and ample in size, these sassy market bags can be used for the gym, overnight trips or just a fun run around town bag where you want people to subtly notice you are sophisticated yet fun.


The painting depicted on this market bag is from the later years of Frida's life, she was tortured by numerous illness and complications. This self portrait was painted in 1943 and Frida's health was deteriorated during that period and was bedridden most of the time.

Due to her poor health condition, death was an inevitable thought which lingered on her mind. In this painting, death is symbolized as a skull and crossbones which show up on her forehead. In ancient Mexican culture, death also means rebirth and life. In this portrait, she put herself against a background with lavish green leaves, which is a symbol of life. It seems Frida understood that death is a path to another form of life.


This bag is sewn by women in Mexico City with the highest quality mesh & trim. The brightly coloured mesh bag, trim & double plastic tubing handles vary in colour but the image is as shown. Please call ahead to check current stock of background bag colour


Very versatile! Strong nylon mesh with reinforced handles.


40cm wide x 43cm tall and 20cm deep.
16" wide x 17" tall x 8" deep.





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