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Striped Sisal Tote Handbag with Leather Handles, Silver/Blush

Striped Sisal Tote Handbag with Leather Handles, Silver/Blush

Swahili African Modern

  • 3995


Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these pretty handbags from tough sisal fibers. Sisal grows well in the semi-arid climate of eastern Kenya, and its spiky leaves contain long fibers that can be extracted for weaving. Leather handles and a loop and toggle closure finish this simple yet stylish purse.

If your bag becomes misshapen, simply moisten it with water, reshape as needed, and allow to air dry. In fact, it's a good idea to mist or rinse it once or twice a year to keep it pliable and fresh looking. The bags are imported by Swahili African Modern, a member of the Fair Trade Federation.

  • Small tote handbag, handwoven by rural Kamba women in Kenya
  • Made of durable dyed sisal fibers; natural leather handles
  • 13 x 8 x 10 (LxWxH), not including handles; handles have a 5-inch drop
  • Wooden toggle with leather loop closure
  • Due to handcrafting, size, color, and shape may vary somewhat from the photos

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