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Handbags and Totes

Deep Raspberry Wool and Sisal Handbag with Leather Handles

Swahili Modern


  • Beautiful open top handbags, with flat leather handles, are handwoven by rural Kamba women in Kenya from tough sisal fibers and soft wool. Durable and stylish, this purse is spot on for this season's color forecast and beyond.

    Measures 10"L x 8"W x 8"T (to top of bag), 18"T (to top of handles). 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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