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$28.00

A smaller version of our popular durable Bolga baskets, this basket is handwoven from thick, tough elephant grass. It is dyed a beautiful, deep blue or blue-green. This smaller size is beloved by children for carrying treasures! Pair with a stuffed animal for a delightful gift.

Measures approximately 8"D x 8"T. Includes a matching leather-wrapped handle. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variation in color (see photo examples for color range), shape, and size are expected.

$28.00

A smaller version of our popular durable Bolga baskets, this basket is handwoven from thick, tough elephant grass and dyed a vivid red. This smaller size is beloved by children for carrying treasures! Pair with a stuffed animal for a delightful gift.

Measures approximately 8"D x 8"T. Includes a matching leather-wrapped handle. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variation in color, shape, and size are expected.

$58.00

This beautiful tote is woven by rural Kamba women living near Kitui, Kenya, using a mixture of natural and navy blue sisal fibers. Sisal grows well in the semi-arid climate of eastern Kenya, and this bag is sustainably made as well as fair trade. Finished with leather handles, its versatile size and beautiful design make it both practical and fashionable!

Measures 11"D x 16"W x 10"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size and color may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

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!

$58.00

Durable and roomy, this handwoven sisal tote will allow you to carry all kinds of gear! Sustainable and fair trade, the perfect staple for your wardrobe.

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

About the Artisans:

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!

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$88.00

Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these open top handbags from tough sisal fibers and soft wool and attach leather handles. Stylish and durable, the perfect addition to any wardrobe!

Measures 14"T x 14"W at the base, and 20-22"W across the top. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

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!

$88.00

Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these open top handbags from tough sisal fibers and soft wool and attach leather handles. Stylish and durable, the perfect addition to any wardrobe!

Measures 14"T x 14"W at the base, and 20-22"W across the top. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

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!

$88.00

Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these open top handbags from tough sisal fibers and soft wool and attach leather handles. Stylish and durable, the perfect addition to any wardrobe!

Measures 14"T x 14"W at the base, and 20-22"W across the top. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

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!

$58.00

This beautiful tote is woven by rural Kamba women living near Kitui, Kenya, using tough sisal fibers dyed vibrant blue and white. Sisal grows well in the semi-arid climate of eastern Kenya, and this bag is sustainably made as well as fair trade. Finished with leather handles, its versatile size and beautiful design make it both practical and fashionable!

Measures 11"D x 16"W x 10"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size and color may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

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!

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$28.00

These sweet 8"x 8" baskets are just the right size for children's hands to hold. Baby Bolga baskets are woven in Ghana using natural elephant grass. Just like our larger Bolga baskets, this tough fiber makes the baskets extremely durable and water-resistant. Just wet with cool water and reshape as needed, then air dry.

Baskets will be predominantly blue and green, but designs and colors are assorted—see photos for examples. Each basket is handmade and unique. Each basket is finished a leather-wrapped handle in black and/or brown leather.

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$28.00

These sweet 8"x 8" baskets are just the right size for kids to carry. Baby Bolga baskets are woven in Ghana using elephant grass. Just like our larger Bolga baskets, the tough, natural fiber makes the baskets durable and water-resistant. Just wet with cool water and reshape as needed, then air dry.

Baskets will all include pink, but designs and colors are assorted—see photos for examples of the current batch of baskets. Each basket is handmade and unique. Each basket is finished a leather-wrapped handle in black and/or brown leather.

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$36.00

This delicate-looking petite tote, with its lacy woven style, is anything but delicate! Handwoven in Ghana from tough elephant grass, it will stand up to years of use and remain beautiful.

Measures approximately 12"L x 7"W x 13"T. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, slight variation is expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

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$58.00

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.

About the Artisans:

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!

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$62.00

Woven from durable elephant grass by artisans in Ghana, this fresh green color block shopping tote is a perfect accessory from home to market to beach and beyond. The shopper has matching soft leather handles for added comfort.

A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable totes stand the test of time, even with daily use. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Measures 18.5" L x 11"W. Slight variations may occur due to the handmade nature of this product.

$48.00

These stylish handbags are handwoven from durable sisal and feature leather handles and loop and toggle closures.

You'll feel great carrying this purse and knowing that it is fair trade and crafted with environmentally friendly materials. Sisal grass is very sustainable in Kenya and the purse's cow leather is salvaged from local scraps, then cut and conditioned to an impressive finish.

Measures 11"D x 16"T, 10"T to the top of the bag.

About the Artisans:

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!

$88.00

Woven from long strips of fiber extracted from the sisal plant, this gorgeous handbag features a fine lined design and soft leather handles.  

Measures 22"L x 15"W x 15"T (to top of bag), 21"T (to top of handles). Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

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 women's totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

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$42.00

When the baby Bolga is too small and the classic Bolga is too big, we have something just right: the midsize Bolga basket! This basket features bright red and pink, along with deep blue stripes.

Measures approximately 12"D x 12"T. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variations in color, pattern placement, and size are expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$68.00

Woven from durable elephant grass by artisans in Ghana, this beautiful tote is versatile and stylish. It features soft leather handles for added comfort.

Measures 16-18"L x 4"W x 13-14"H (20"H to top of handles) Slight variations may occur due to the handmade nature of this product.

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