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Earthtone Sisal Purse with Leather Cinch Top

Swahili Modern


  • Handmade in Kenya, this gorgeous handbag is woven from sisal fibers in muted earthy tones and finished with a cinched leather top.

    Each durable bag includes a flat bottom and adjustable strap.

    Measures 13"T x 8"D. Strap is 42" long. Size may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of the product.

  • 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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