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White Sisal Empress Tote

Swahili Modern

PK104

  • Woven from long strips of fiber extracted from the sisal plant, this gorgeous handbag features a fine lined design and soft leather handles.  

    Measures 22"L x 15"W x 15"T (to top of bag), 21"T (to top of handles). Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

  • 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 women's 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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