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.
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!