Like bright Kenyan stone on sand, the fabulous MISTARI's white stripes pop against a 100% natural undyed sisal base. This jumbo shopper bag is ideal for weekends away and can be utilised for home storage too: use yours for spare towels in the bathroom or keep this pretty woven basket in the living room for storing your throws and rugs.
One of just 45 skilled women wove this large shopper bag by hand, working within a rural weaving cooperative in Eastern Region of Kenya. Made from local sisal grass, the preparation process is extensive and all completed by hand: the plant’s leaves are harvested and then hand-rolled and dyed with local soil.
To bring home one of our woven shopping bags is to become a vital part of our story. Basket weaving has become a supplementary source of income for the weavers in the cooperative, whose main earnings come from subsistence farming which can be unreliable during the dry seasons. You can meet the weavers HERE.
Handle Drop: 16cm
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FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA