These colourful and sturdy market bags are made by a collective of over 400 artisans that work around the countryside of Madagascar.
They are made from all natural fibers, including raffia, rush, sisal and banana palm. These fibers are renewable, sustainable and biodegradable. The raw materials are hand dyed and prepared for looming by splitting the palm leaves into thread like balls of yarn for weaving or crocheting, using traditional weaving techniques learned and passed down over 100 years. These fibers are naturally dyed and woven into hats, bags and other accessories. Every accessory is unique, and there can be slight irregularities in the shade and shape of the bags due to the nature of its craftsmanship. Because each piece is hand-dyed the natural fibers may fade with time.
These bags are woven from raffia. We carry them in an ever-changing selection of styles and colours.
Dimensions: Carmen Straw Bags: 17” x 7" x 14” (with 7” Bamboo handles) Rayo Straw Bags: 18" x 8.5" x 14” (with leather handles and drawstring closure) Pianina Straw Bags: 13” x 5.5” x 9” (with leather handles and drawstring closure)