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Classic Gray Sisal and Leather Handbag

Swahili Modern


  • Woven from long strips of fiber extracted from the sisal plant, this beautiful multi-tonal gray tote is finished with leather straps and a loop closure. Sisal grows well in the semi-arid climate of eastern Kenya, and this bag is sustainably made as well as fair trade. Individually woven and hand-dyed, the subtle grays of each tote are classic and stylish! 

    Measures approximately 12-14" wide x 8" deep x 10" tall (to top of bag). 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!

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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