The Sierra Straw Market Tote is lightweight and durable. This large-size bag is perfect for a day at the beach, a trip to the market, or for everyday use. It's the ideal multi-purpose tote. These totes are individually hand-braided with sustainable palm leaves and have naturally tanned leather handles. Thoughtfully designed and ethically made by artisans in Guerrero, Mexico, in a fair trade environment. Each tote is unique and may vary in size, and color, and may have small imperfections.
Hand-braided sustainable palm leaves Color: natural Brown leather handles that are naturally tanned Unlined Dimensions: 11.5" H x 20" L x 5.5" D, 8" handle drop
Why we love this straw tote
For generations, Guerrero's artisans have been weaving palm leaves into baskets, bags, and hats. They have preserved the art of bringing this material to life through ancestral technique, and they carry on the traditions boiling, dying, hand-braiding, and sewing the palm leaves into works of art. It can take years for artisans to master their technique, and each artisan can hand weave 1 to 2 baskets a day.