Women Artisans in Kenya weave these sturdy and unique bags from the local xx plant. The sisal is dyed to the beautiful colors and artisans weave the patterns and designs to create beautiful bags. Perfect summer bag for the pool or beach.
Story behind the Art:
The sisal plants are grown in Kenya and are a very eco-friendly crop. It requires little water and can be harvested year-round. The leaves are typically harvested by hand and the green outer leaf is removed and used as animal feed. This leaves behind long strands of super-strong natural sisal fiber that are hung in the sun to dry. Once dried, the fiber is dyed and woven into sturdy and functional baskets.