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Coffee Bean Wool and Sisal Handbag with Leather Handles

Swahili Modern

PK100A

  • Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these open top handbags from tough sisal fibers and soft wool with a spot-on color for this season's fashions. Flat leather handles.

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

  • 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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