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Cornflower Blue & Natural Sisal and Leather Purse

Swahili Modern

PKC3D

  • This classically shaped handbag with leather handles, handwoven from durable sisal by Kenyan experts, will brighten your day no matter the season!

    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.

  • 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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