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Midnight Wool and Sisal Handbag with Flat Leather Handles

Swahili Modern

PK100C

  • These beautiful open top handbags are handwoven by rural Kamba women in Kenya from tough sisal fibers and soft wool. Flat leather handles complete the look for this season and beyond!

    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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