MTEJA: Lavender Stripe Woven Shopper

£ 75.00
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MTEJA is a striped woven shopper made from Kenyan sisal, with horizontal pastel stripes of soft lavender and sapling green above vertical stripes of lavender and soft yellow. With its soft leather carry handles, this is a carry-all for every occasion. Use yours as an everyday handbag with plenty room to pack for weekend breaks, market trips and beach days – they come in two handy sizes.

The women who produce these woven shoppers are led by chairlady Mbeti who set up this weaving group single-handedly. She now manages twelve weaving groups with over thirty weavers in each group – virtually all of them women who have been taught this traditional, income-generating craft by their mothers and grandmothers. Bold Mbeti built a weavers’ centre with her savings, and it’s from here that she runs production, stores basket weaving materials and supplies, and prepares completed orders for shipping.

These orders keep her hundreds of weavers in regular work, and able to provide for their own families through this flexible, portable and sociable craft.




LARGE - 36cm W x 26cm H x 24cm D | Handle Drop: 15cm

JUMBO - 50cm W x 34cm H x 32cm D | Handle Drop: 16cm

If you need a specific size please let us know prior to placing your order.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.


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