handwoven palm leaf tote. made in africa of locally-sourced natural fibers.
23" x 14" x 5". spot clean only.
behind the design: indego africa partners with artisans in rwanda who create handwoven products using natural banana, maize and palm leaves. the artisans source leaves from local farmers, or pick them themselves, and then place them under the sun to dry until they take on varying shades of brown, tan, and white (they also sometimes dye them by hand!) when the leaves are ready, the artisans twist, braid, or weave them with a needle and thread to create beautifully handmade floor baskets, bags, hats, and more.
each indego africa product is made by hand using traditional techniques. small variations in color & design are part of what makes each piece uniquely beautiful. please handle with care.
indego africa funds educational training programs for the women who handcraft their products. since the beginning of the partnership, 89% of indego africa's artisan partners have risen above the poverty line.