Beautifully Midnight Black Plaited Tote handwoven bag with 100% natural sisal, this is a one-of-a-kind Bahati market basket is an endlessly versatile and convenient tote that will match any style. Carry it with you throughout the day.
Every purchase of Midnight Black Plaited Tote empowers artisans in Kenya
, preserving their traditional culture of weaving. It also provides an alternative, sustainable income for our weavers and helps support themselves and their families.
Size: L 22 inches x W 7 inches wide x H 15 inches Approximately
As with all handwoven items, slight variations will occur
Care Instructions: Just give it a quick wipe to clean. For all-day-everyday ease
The Weaving Process
Using sisal leaves, grown on their own farms, our women artisans handmake each woven basket. This is a skill passed on from mother to daughter. The women begin by carefully cutting and collecting the sisal leaves, draining the liquid in order to extract fibres. They then dye the strands with natural dyes for vibrant colours and leave them out to dry, before the begin weaving and designing the baskets. All our Bahati Baskets are customized according to specific designs we decide with the weavers.
Made with Love
We wouldn’t be what we are today without the beautiful souls that help us create our beautiful baskets. We work with women cooperative groups and self-help organisations in Kenya living in economically disadvantaged rural backgrounds.
The artisans are the backbone of our brand. You can almost feel their passion and talent when you hold up a Bahati Collection product. Every product has been attended to by just one artisan, pursuing original artwork and patterns that are personally yours.