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MWEZI: Burnt orange & charcoal shoulder basket bag

£58.00

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This beautiful basket bag is medium sized, robust & versatile. Ideal for as beach bag or everyday carry.

Handmade by a self help group of lady weavers in a remote rural village in Kenya. Due to the arid/dry environment the women rely on weaving before the rainy season. Working directly with the weavers brings fair-trade, financial security & providing additional income to sustain their livelihood.

Woven from sisal (perennial succulent) extracting the fibre is a sincere labour of love. The fibre is then dried, brushed and dyed with natural food products. It takes few days or up to a week to finish a basket depending with the size and complexity of the design.

Then the basket is taken to a leather workman (locally known as Fundi ) who fits in naturally tanned genuine robust leather handles.

Purchasing one of these bags supports it’s makers and helps preserve an ancient craft tradition.

– Ethical

– Handmade

– Eco-friendly

Material: Sisal
Size: 12’D x 12’H
Strap length: Approx 29 inches

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