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Handbags and Totes

Classic Sisal Grass Tote in Linen White

Swahili Modern


  • This classic white tote, handwoven in Kenya from durable sisal, is roomy and sustainable for carrying whatever you need! Sisal is a tough, natural fiber extracted from the agave plant, prized for its sustainability. Sisal baskets and totes can easily be reshaped when needed; simply dampen with cool water, reshape, and dry in outside or in front of a fan.

    Measures 16"D x 16.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

  • In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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