Raffia Handbag Basket Black and Natural Large |Madagascan
Raffia Handbag Basket Black and Natural Large
These black and natural are both a basket and handbag. Velcro straps attach and the leather flap closes with a magnetic clip to turn the basket into a handbag. The basket also has a drawstring closure to ensure a tight closure.
The bag is handmade of raffia and straw by talented artisans in Madagascar. The handles are made from the leather of the Zebu cattle.
The basket is very strong but is also very light weight.
Handmade in Madagascar.
Measures 35cm x 35cm x 22cm Handle drop 20cm to top of basket.
Ethical, Eco-friendly, Sustainable.
Raffia is native to Madagascar and a sustainable resource to the country. Collectors go deep in the island to harvest the raffia fibre of the raffia palm tree, which grows in tropical regions of Madagascar. Each palm branch is made of nearly 100 leaflets, which are sustainably removed from the palms yielding long continuous fibres that are then dried before using.
Raffia strands have a natural resin, making them not only soft and smooth but just as resilient and strong.
With a population of over 28 million citizens, Madagascar’s raffia industry employs over 2 million.