These Extra-Large Basket Bags are skillfully handwoven with reed grass in the highlands of Iringa, Southern Tanzania. Readily available for you here in Australia. Breathable, long-lasting and ethically produced. Perfect as a beautifully natural and heavy-duty market bag or a practical carry-all, sustainable beach bag.
This Straw Tote Bag is nothing short of extraordinary. Each piece takes up to 2 weeks for Tanzanian rural women to weave using locally obtained “Milulu Reed Grass” and ancient techniques passed down from generation to generation. The leather handles are naturally tanned and were ethically sourced directly from the Maasai tribes in Arusha, Tanzania.
Even more importantly, these baskets bags also provide a reliable source of income to rural Tanzanian women in regions stricken by poverty. With each straw tote bag, you will receive a tag introducing the artisan who carefully made it for you.
100% Handwoven Milulu Grass
Milulu Reed Grass is a long-lasting, heavy-duty natural fibre:
- To reshape the bag, simply get it wet and reshape. Then let it air-dry completely.
- For cleaning, wipe it with a damp, clean cloth.