Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these chic 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. A leather body, adjustable strap and zippered closure finish the purse.
Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.
Dimensions: 7.5"L x 4"W x 7.5"H (50" strap)
Crafted from: Sisal, textile dye, leather
We believe that hardworking African artisans, producers and export agents hold the key to their own personal success, and that the path to success requires a steady, committed pace. Swahili extends each artisan's channel of trade from local markets to the global marketplace, all the while providing artisans with options to work from the comfort of their own homes and communities. Secure in the knowledge that the fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs and haggled prices, most artisans in the Swahili network promote their family's future by using earnings to put food on the table and pay educational expenses for their children.