Handwoven in Kenya
Kenyan weavers put their talent to work to bring you this gorgeous handbag woven from sisal in earthy browns, blacks and cream tones, finished with a zippered leather top and strap. Woven from long strips of fiber extracted from the tough sisal plant, each bag is generously sized and features an adjustable strap to make this purse adaptable to many body types. 100% Sisal. Leather upper.
Due to the handmade nature of this style, each bag is unique and one of a kind, and woven pattern will vary from one bag to the next.
12" x 10"
24" Strap Drop
About the Brand
Swahili was founded to help traditional African craft forms thrive. Artisans can earn a living from the comfort of home by doing creative work, so they have options beyond seeking work in cities. Through export, skills inherited through generations - sometimes with deep-rooted cultural significance - continue to bring meaning, stability and a sense of pride to entire communities. Crafting handmade products provides a particularly vital employment option for rural African women. The backbone of the family, rural women cook, clean, garden, care for the extended family and often shoulder the burden of paying school fees. Creating products from home around daily responsibilities empowers rural women as earners, while working together on orders brings communities together and highlights the power of teamwork. By following fair trade principles, Swahili offers their artisan partners across Africa the means to build stronger homes and communities by their own design.