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Banana Fiber Tote

Kenyan artisans put their expert weaving skills to work to bring you this down-to-earth open top banana fiber tote bag. Woven from long strips of fiber extracted from banana palm leaves, each bag is naturally variegated, and also includes a handy flat bottom. A leather trimmed top and handles add style and durability. A cool and all-natural accessory from Africa!

Because this is handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Details

Measurements: 10" D x 19" T (12" T to top of bag, without handles)

Materials: Banana fiber, leather

Country of Origin: Kenya

*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.

THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Artisan Organization: Swahili Modern

Swahili African Modern has been building relationships with African artisans for over 20 years. Founded by Leslie Mittelberg, an avid traveler with a heart for sustainable development & a head for business, Swahili represents thousands of artisans from one of the world's most diverse & enigmatic continents.

Swahili Modern is committed to planing long-term relationships with artisans in order to help Africans advance professionally & personally. They pay fairly and on time, so that artisans get rewarded for their hard work and can provide for their families. They also design products from sustainable or recycled materials and strive to keep our customers in touch with the talented artisans who create the products they love.