HIMIZA: Black & Khaki Sisal and Leather Shopper
A two-tone sisal shopper in black and natural tones, with striking black leather carry handles. The HIMIZA shopper bag is handwoven in Kenya’s rural Eastern Region, and hand dyed to achieve its two colours. Use yours as an everyday handbag with room to pack for overnight stays, grocery shopping and trips to the gym.
Made from local sisal grass, the preparation process is extensive even before dyeing and weaving begins: the grass is first harvested and rolled by hand. The HIMIZA’s khaki bottom is dyed with sand in boiling water and heated over an outdoor fire.
Basket weaving is an additional source of income for the women in the cooperative, whose main earnings come from unreliable subsistence farming.
All our hand-woven bags come with a thank you card from the cooperative that made it, and you can meet the weavers HERE.
Material: SISAL & LEATHER
Dimensions: H30cm x W47cm (width is measured at widest part of bag)
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA
The weavers are our life force - the sheer spirit of THE BASKET ROOM and the raw talent behind every fair trade basket we sell. Every woven basket has been worked on exclusively by one weaver, and each basket is their very own work of art before it becomes yours. Woven meticulously over a number of days, your basket has accompanied its creator on their daily errands from home to field to farm, enabling the weavers to earn a precious second income without having to give up their other jobs and responsibilities.
We’ve searched far and wide to partner up with the most remarkable artisans and networks of weaving cooperatives in Africa. We’re proud and privileged to regularly spend time with them all - getting to know the people, the raw materials and the harvesting, dyeing and weaving processes, first-hand.
The weavers take centre stage. These are their stories. Listen and share.
Where Are The Baskets Made?
My Himiza Basket
Lovely basket. originally I thought it was a bit pricey, but when it came up in the sale I was delighted! It’s very chic.
The Basket Room
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