This beautiful basket bag features two different size straps adorned with delicate Maasai beads, handstitched by Maasai women from Kenya. Handwoven with natural sisal and recycled wool, it’s fully lined with an interior pocket for those must-carry essentials and press-stud closure. Wear it as a crossbody or carry it using the leather shoulder strap or with top handles.
Every purchase 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: H 9 inches x W 9 inches Approximately
Interior slip pocket
As with all handwoven items, slight variations will occur
Material: Sisal, recycled wool, leather and Maasai beads
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.
Traditionally made by the Maasai tribe, located in Southern Kenya, the Maasai women have been creating beaded jewellery for generations. Maasai women consider it a duty to create beautiful beaded jewellery and accessories. A unique craft which is worn by both men and women in the tribe these pieces accompany the member of the tribe through all stages of life. The colours of the beads all have different meanings and the structure of the beaded pieces can indicate the age, social status, marital status.